Carbon Monoxide Detector

What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of the fossil fuels (gas, oil, coal, and wood) used in boilers, engines, oil burners, gas fires, water heaters, solid fuel appliances, and open fires.

Dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide can accumulate when as a result of poor installation, poor maintenance or failure or damage to an appliance in service, the fuel is not burned properly, or when rooms are poorly ventilated and the carbon monoxide is unable to escape.
Carbon Monoxide Be Alarmed
Having no smell, taste or color, in today's world of improved insulation and double glazing it has become increasingly important to have good ventilation, maintain all appliances regularly and to have absolutely reliable detector alarms installed giving both a visual and audible immediately there is a build up of carbon monoxide to dangerous levels.
Where Do I Install My Carbon Monoxide Detector?
Unlike smoke, carbon monoxide sinks to the floor. Therefore, detectors should be installed at the lowest possible portion of the house. Many carbon monoxide detectors are being manufactured to plug into wall outlets to help ease installation and placement.

More Information
For more information, email or call the Administrative Offices of the Fire Department at (972) 317-0890.