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Low Level CO Detectors

“The Silent Killer"  Carbon Monoxide

 

 Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, and all too often, deadly gas which can be emitted from any appliance or machine that burns fuel. 

 

If your home’s heating system burns fossil fuel, having that system routinely cleaned and checked by the professionals at PHA is vitally important. Click here to learn about Preventative Maintenance. The cleaner and more efficiently the unit operates, the lesser the risk CO poses.  But in addition to your home’s heating system, there are numerous other potential sources of CO that may also present a risk in your home.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Gas logs Household appliances such as gas ranges and clothes dryers
  • Space heaters which burn fuel
  • Whole-house generators
  • Any oil burning heater or appliance
  • Garages that are “attached” or in close proximity to the home where cars, lawn mowers, weed trimmers, portable generators, etc. operate…even momentarily

 One of the most important ways you can protect you and your loved ones from the risks of this potentially deadly gas is by investing in a quality carbon monoxide detector. Currently, there are two types of CO detectors available:

High level CO detectors are available in discount and hardware stores everywhere. Under current UL standards, high level CO alarms must activate at a much higher range, within 240 minutes at 70 parts per million. This can be the equivalent of reaching 10% carbon monoxide in the bloodstream.  While low level detectors may prevent death in individuals who are not sensitive to the gas, the risk of illness or disability is great.  Particularly vulnerable are expectant mothers, infants, children, senior citizens and those with pre-existing health conditions, particularly heart or respiratory problems. 

Low level CO detectors are available through safety organizations and qualified, certified contractors, such as PHA. This highly engineered product is the most sensitive and effective on the market. Even low levels of CO that are emitted over long periods of time can cause health problems, as stated previously. A low level CO detector will begin to alarm at 7 parts per million whereas a high level would start at 35 parts per million. Thus, warning you of possible carbon monoxide emissions sooner, rather than later.

 As a responsible and concerned contractor, we are compelled to encourage you to purchase a carbon monoxide detector for your home. Please contact us for more details.

 

  Symptoms Associated with a Given Concentration of CO Over Time 

PPM CO

Time

Symptoms

200

2-3 Hours

Mild headache, fatigue, nausea and dizziness.

400

1-2 Hours

Serious headache and other symptoms intensify. Life threatening after 3 hours.

800

45 Minutes

Dizziness, nausea, and convulsions. Unconscious within 2 hours, Death within 2-3 hours.

1,600

20 Minutes

Headache, dizziness, nausea. Death within 1 hour.

3,200

5-10 Minutes

Headache, dizziness, nausea. Death within 1 hour.

6,400

1-2 Minutes

Headache, dizziness, nausea. Death within 25-30 minutes.

12,800

1-3 Minutes

Death.

 **PPM CO explains the unit of measurement PPM (parts per million) which expresses how much Carbon Monoxide (CO) is present in the air at a given time.** 

 

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