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Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Are you one of the many Andover, MN residents who operate a gas furnace, wood stove, and/or gas-powered cooktop? Then it is important to be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, and invisible gas which is highly dangerous when exposed to high amounts—which is why a professional carbon monoxide detector installation is so essential.

While we’re on the topic of home protection, don’t forget about your smoke detectors. Air Mechanical, Inc. has extensive experience and training in order to adequately hardwire both of these systems into your existing electrical network, to ensure that you’ll be alerted in the case of an emergency. Contact us today to learn more! 

More about the Dangers of CO Poisoning

CO is produced from incomplete combustion. Today’s heating systems are built with safety in mind, however despite this, all gas or propane–powered heaters do need to exhaust the noxious carbon monoxide outside your home. However, if something goes wrong—if the vents get blocked or develop a leak, for example—it can be released indoors instead.

CO poisoning should be taken very seriously, since in the best case it can make you somewhat ill, and can be fatal in the worst case. When it comes to your safety and the safety of your family, there’s no reason to take any chances. Be sure to invest in a professional carbon monoxide detector installation!

Never Underestimate the Importance of Smoke Detectors

Professionally installed smoke detectors can make all the difference in alerting you to a problem in time to call the fire department, or put out a small flame before it takes over a room, or your entire home. It’s essential that you hire a professional to care for your smoke detector installation, so you can have the peace of mind that you are adequately protected.

Don’t forget to test your smoke detectors on a routine basis, either. Even a hard–wired smoke detector backed up with a battery will eventually wear out. If yours are not in good working order, we are happy to recommend replacement models. We work with high quality brands, with superior reliability and sensitivity—including Wi–Fi models that can alert you to dangers when you’re away from your home. We’ve shared more about this below.

Consider Smart Detectors

Have you heard of the Wi–Fi smoke detector? How about a smart carbon monoxide detector? You may be familiar with smart thermostats—which can learn your settings and adjust the temperature accordingly throughout your Andover, MN home. This technology is now available for smoke detectors and CO detectors as well.

Smart smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are able to alert you by smartphone if there is a danger present within your home. This is convenient for many reasons—for when you are not at home, in a room separate from where the danger is occurring and asleep, or if you are away and have pets at home. For superior protection, you’d do well to consider the installation of both smart smoke detectors and smart carbon monoxide detectors. We’re happy to go over with you the various benefits of each—give us a call today!