Protect Your Pets with a Carbon Monoxide Detector

December 29, 2016by Sophie The Dog
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At Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning, we know just how special pets are for Charlotte, NC, homeowners. Our girl Sophie is not only our best friend and a beloved member of the family, but a fiercely loyal guardian of the household as well. Nonetheless, even Sophie can’t protect us from one common HVAC problem: carbon monoxide. This winter, have a carbon monoxide detector installed to keep the whole family, furry ones included, safe.

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide is a toxic gas that happens to be a by-product of inefficient furnaces. Natural gas fuel that doesn’t burn completely can give off dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. And if you’re thinking your dog’s trusty nose will be able to sniff out this danger, think again. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, which means it can leak indefinitely before you know there’s a problem. Common side effects include headaches and nausea, but severe poisoning can potentially be lethal.

Stay safe this winter in Charlotte with a carbon monoxide detector

Your protective pets may not be able to warn you about carbon monoxide, but that doesn’t mean you should fear turning on your furnace this winter. Carbon monoxide detectors provide a reliable line of defense between your family and pets and hazardous air quality in your home. These devices sense the slightest amount of the gas and sound an alarm as it becomes unsafe to breathe. You should install at least one detector per level in your home. However, more devices makes for a safer home. Place one in each main living area and sleeping area for enhanced safety. If your detector sounds the alarm, gather your family, leash your four-legged companion, and leave your house. After you have had the proper medical care, call Patterson to address the furnace and any other source of carbon monoxide.

Prevention is key!

Yearly heating system maintenance prevents potential HVAC problems. Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning can help with all your heating system needs. Our NATE certified technicians are trained to clean, repair, and maintain your equipment. A tune-up from Patterson keeps your equipment operating efficiently, making your home safe for years to come.

In addition to installing carbon monoxide detectors, our team of trained HVAC technicians will inspect your equipment to eliminate any other safety hazards. Call Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning today, and get peace of mind knowing your Charlotte home will be comfortable and safe this winter.

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