Springfield, IL Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Gain peace of mind with reliable protection in place should a carbon monoxide leak occur in your home

Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Service

Any central Illinois home with gas appliances, attached garages or fireplaces needs to have carbon monoxide detectors installed for safety. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless byproduct that results when a fuel source is burnt – it is virtually undetectable by humans alone.

Normally, carbon monoxide safely vents outside the home when gas-burning appliances are in good working order. When malfunctions occur, such as a cracked heat exchanger in a furnace or vent pipe blockage, it can back up into the home. Blocked fireplaces and open garage entry doors are other common reasons behind carbon monoxide in the home.

Exposure to carbon monoxide is often deadly when people are not alerted to its presence soon enough. Protect your loved ones in the event of a carbon monoxide leak at home. MB Heating & Cooling offers carbon monoxide detector installation service to set your home up with this important protection.

Where Should Carbon Monoxide Detectors Be Installed?

MB Heating & Cooling’s skilled technicians know how to install carbon monoxide detectors for maximum efficacy and optimal protection. When installing carbon monoxide detectors, it is crucial that best practices be followed for their placement:

  • Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed in walls, five feet above ground level to deliver best readings.
  • The need to be placed near all sleeping areas in the home to provide adequate alert overnight and wake everyone up when danger is present.
  • As garage entries are a common source of carbon monoxide entering homes, detectors should be placed near these entries.
  • They need to be placed far enough away from gas-burning appliances to avoid false readings.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors can be damaged by high humidity levels and direct sunlight, so they should not be placed in bathrooms or by windows.
  • Blowing air can also disrupt readings, so carbon monoxide detectors should not be installed by vents, windows and fans.

How Many CO2 Detectors Are Needed in a House?

A carbon monoxide detector is needed on every floor of the home. This improves detection and alerts to help ensure carbon monoxide leaks in any area are found and all family is alerted, no matter where they are in the home. Carbon monoxide detector systems are available that link each unit – if a detector in one area of the home senses the presence of carbon monoxide, it triggers all detectors to signal an alert.

Protect your family from possible carbon monoxide exposure – call MB Heating & Cooling and our technicians will install carbon monoxide detectors in the right locations throughout your home to keep everyone safe.

Trust MB Heating & Cooling to Keep Your Family Safe

Contact MB Heating & Cooling to learn about our available CO2 equipment options and services.

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