Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the “silent killer.” You can’t see it, taste it or smell it – and it can kill humans. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have a properly functioning carbon monoxide detector in your home during the winter. In fact, here in California you have to have one.
So what should you look for? You can find carbon monoxide detectors of all kinds at hardware stores. Home Depot, for instance, has them for as low as $19.97. Some of these detectors require wiring – so keep that in mind when making your investment. Others run on batteries, so you’ll also have to remember to change those batteries regularly.
When you combine properly functioning carbon monoxide detectors with regular furnace maintenance from Lee’s Air, you can rest easy knowing you’ve done what you can to prevent the dangers of carbon monoxide. It can also cut down on any potential heater repair you may need.