Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors Should Be In Your Home

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Carbon monoxide detectors can sense CO levels as low as 5 ppm (parts per million). Protect your family today. Infants, children, and elderly individuals with respiratory or heart ailments are provided little or no protection from deadly CO. Newer technology has increased the alert systems to amazingly low levels, and the older model standard alarms of yesterday do not protect your family from CO poisoning.

Symptoms of low-level carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea, dizziness and lethargy, but get more dangerous as the CO levels builds up in the person’s body. Many of these symptoms can be mistaken as a common cold by any health professional. Protect yourself and your family and don’t get misdiagnosed.  

Local home improvement stores carry CO detectors; however, they normally don’t go off until the home reaches unsafe levels of 70 ppm or higher. At that high level, it may be too late. Additionally, many of the plug-in detectors do not always allow for proper placement and may not work during power outages, so consider purchasing a battery operated detector from Apollo Home today by calling (513) 268-8400!

A frequent question that arises from our customers is “How many detectors should I have in my home?” The answer is simple; you should have one monitor installed on every level of your home. Single story or ranch homes should have one detector on each end of the home. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, you should have a carbon monoxide detector centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area and on every level of your house (including the basement). Some states have statutes that require CO detectors in residential establishments, check to see if your state has any such requirements.

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"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
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