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