Hazardous Gas Sensors

natural gas stovetop burner with flame litThe silent killer. That’s how we’ve come to refer to carbon monoxide, a deadly gas that’s odorless, invisible and essentially undetectable without an alarm system.

At Holicong Security, we recognize the importance of gas leak alarm systems. We can protect you and your loved ones with our gas safety systems. Read on to learn more about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and why you need an alarm system.

What makes CO so dangerous?

Carbon monoxide is essentially a poison, a gas created when you burn fuels like oil, coal or wood.

It prevents our body from getting the oxygen we need. When you breathe in CO, it attaches itself to your hemoglobin, which provides oxygen to the blood. The more we inhale, the more it keeps oxygen from circulating through our bodies.

I’m in the market for a CO detection alarm system for my home. Until I get one, how can I tell if we have a CO leak?

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Confusion
  • Fluttering of your heart
  • Tightness in your chest
  • Slowed reaction time and other behavioral changes

Early-stage CO poisoning can resemble the flu. How can you tell the difference?

  • The symptoms manifest or get worse when someone switches on a fuel-burning device.
  • The symptoms only appear in certain locations
  • The symptoms affect multiple people at once. In flu cases, it usually takes a few days for other people to feel sick.

How does carbon monoxide get into my home?

Most CO cases happen at home, usually due to malfunctioning water heaters, furnaces and space heaters, or because someone has misused a fuel-burning appliance (using a gas stove to provide heat, for example, or operating a grill in an unventilated space).

Does Holicong install alarms for propane poisoning?

Yes. Our gas leak detection alarm systems can detect and monitor propane, CO, and CO2 gas leaks.

How can I spot propane poisoning?

Symptoms of propane poisoning can include:

  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Burning in the mouth and throat
  • Skin irritation
  • Trouble breathing
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Pain in arms and legs
  • Lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness

CO and CO2 detection alarm systems solutions for homes and businesses in Bucks and Montgomery County, PA

If you need to protect your home against carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other gas leaks, contact Holicong Security. We install and monitor CO, CO2, and propane detector alarm systems.

 

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