Safety is paramount in your home. You spend a lot of time at home, and your most vulnerable hours (when you’re asleep and can’t recognize danger) are spent there. Early detection of threats such as carbon monoxide (an invisible and odorless gas) or fire is essential to survival for you and your family.
Fire and CO are no joke. Without proper warning, toxic CO can lead to permanent health problems or death. And we don’t need to explain just how dangerous a house fire is when you aren’t aware of it. That’s why In Phase Electric & Air goes the extra mile to make sure you have the best defense in the form of an early warning system.
Carbon monoxide is a natural byproduct of burning carbon-based materials (common fuels such as natural gas and propane). So it’s created by your furnace. Normally, the furnace will vent this dangerous gas, but the exhaust vent becomes blocked, CO can flow into your home instead. CO and dangerous fires can come from every-day objects, so early detection is important.
The best way to protect your home and family is with an early warning system. Place CO and smoke alarms through your home. You need at least one CO and smoke alarm on each floor of your home. Ideally you should place them in every room, but you need to at least place a CO and smoke detector in any room that has a potential for starting a fire. This includes the basement, near the furnace, your kitchen, and the garage.
It’s also a good idea to use interconnected alarms. When one of these alarms is triggered, every alarm in the house will sound, giving you the earliest warning regardless of your location.
Finally, we recommend using alarms connected to line voltage with a battery backup, to ensure that they are always fully powered and working. These types of alarms can last for up to 10 years without needing to be replaced. An In Phase Electric & Air technician can help you install them in your home, since they must be wired into the electrical system.
Again, the earlier you detect smoke or CO, the better your chances of survival (not to mention protecting the contents of your home).