Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Keeping your family safe doesn’t stop at fire and theft. Smoke detectors and security cameras are excellent home safety options, but there’s another major threat you need to address if you want to stay safe: carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a silent threat. It’s also odorless, colorless and virtually undetectable by the human senses. That’s why you need to include carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Wayne Alarm Systems provides carbon monoxide detection systems out of Lynn, MA, and is your source for improving the safety of your home.
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is produced from many home applications where fuel burns in furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, ranges, car engines and more. If it builds up, it can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, which includes symptoms like:
- Chest pain
- Upset stomach
Symptoms are similar to the flu and can become deadly if carbon monoxide is inhaled in large amounts. It’s especially dangerous to those who are sleeping or intoxicated. It also becomes more dangerous in poorly ventilated areas. An alarm system can alert you and your family to the presence of carbon monoxide at any point. If a leak springs at 2 in the morning when everyone is in bed, a detector will alert you to the problem, so the whole family can get out to safety before the effects can hit.
If you burn oil, wood, gas or coal to heat your home, you’re open to the risks associated with carbon monoxide. Should your burner malfunction or if there is a problem with your ventilation, this odorless, colorless, deadly gas could leak into your home without you ever having knowledge of it. Reliable carbon monoxide detectors are crucial to protecting your family.
When you use a carbon monoxide detector, you must use equipment you can trust. Wayne Alarm Systems can help you implement systems that are trustworthy and high-quality. We can outfit your Massachusetts home with carbon monoxide detectors in the ideal locations to cover every inch of the house. They need to be placed in all levels of the home and should be located near each bedroom to keep people safe at night.
The types of carbon monoxide detectors you can get are also quite varied. Basic models usually plug into outlets or use batteries to stay powered, similar to smoke detectors. Other smart models can connect to a security system and mobile applications. These solutions can help you keep an eye on things while you’re away, which is especially useful if you have kids or pets who are home alone.
When to Replace Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors have varying lifespans depending on the manufacturer, but a good rule of thumb is five to seven years. If you’re unsure whether it’s time to replace your detectors, we can send an expert to review your equipment. If you choose security specialists, you can be sure that your carbon monoxide alarms are working well and placed in useful locations.
While carbon monoxide poses one of the most significant threats, other gas leaks can be just as dangerous. Many homes use natural gas to power their furnaces and heat their water and appliances. The symptoms of gas leaks are similar to those of carbon monoxide poisoning and include headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue and trouble breathing.
Taking in too much natural gas can lead to unconsciousness or death, so you need to be aware of its presence as soon as possible. When natural gas is present in a house, a small spark can ignite the air, so any light switches, appliances or stove tops that can create a spark become dangerous. In addition to endangering your family with the possibility of fire, this situation also puts you at risk for substantial property damage.
Leak detectors become vital to your family in these instances. These devices can alert them — and you — to gas leaks that are dangerous to your household before the symptoms set in.
Your Home Security Experts in Lynn, MA
To keep your home safe from gas and carbon monoxide risks, Wayne Alarm Systems can hook you up to a state-of-the-art monitoring center that’s 5 Diamond awarded, UL listed and FM approved. These attributes mean that we abide by high standards of quality and commit to customer service, ongoing training and raising industry standards, among other goals.
Our residential carbon monoxide detection system is based out of Lynn, MA, and is staffed with highly trained security experts. We’ve achieved an average response time of just eight seconds while the industry standard is about a minute, getting you a fast response to gas leaks.
For more information on working with Wayne Alarm Systems and how we can outfit your home to be safer for your family, contact us today.