When temperatures in Lake Zurich take a nosedive, a gas or oil furnace provides you with whole-home comfort. Like a gas stove or fireplace, these heating systems work by burning fuel. Your furnace is designed to exhaust byproducts generated during the process safely outside. If the equipment is damaged, however, toxic substances like carbon monoxide (CO) may backdraft into your home. To stay safe and healthy, every home with fuel-burning appliances needs a reliable CO alarm.
What’s the Danger?
Odorless, colorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide is fatal at high concentrations. Known as the “silent killer,” CO can overtake you before you’re aware it’s in your home. When inhaled, the gas interferes with your body’s ability to take in oxygen. At lower concentrations, CO causes symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, headaches or confusion. Because you can’t see, taste or smell it, you may lose consciousness before you’re able to escape the danger.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
In 2007, Illinois passed the CO Alarm Detector Act. This law requires homeowners and landlords to install CO detectors in buildings with fuel-burning appliances or enclosed garages. Whether they’re plugged into an outlet or battery operated, each system must comply with governmental standards. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we’re proud to provide our customers with top-quality CO alarms.
- Our Carrier CO alarm uses sensor technology to update readings every 15 seconds.
- A user-friendly digital display makes it easy to monitor current CO levels.
- A pulsing 85-decibel alarm alerts you when CO readings reach dangerous levels.
- Complete with a cord and tabletop stand, the alarm plugs into any standard electrical outlet.
- A lithium-ion battery provides backup protection during power outages.
From CO alarms to preventive maintenance, Martin Enterprises Heating & Air Conditioning offers everything you need for safe furnace operation. For more information, explore our full range of heating services. To schedule a CO alarm installation for your gas or oil furnace, call us today at (847) 719-8442.