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Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installs in Citrus & Marion County

Safeguard Your Family Against Preventable Disasters

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2,100 people die annually in the United States from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning has actually become the number one poisoning death cause in this country. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, so it’s an undetectable killer if you don’t install a carbon monoxide detector. However, carbon monoxide poisoning in your home is completely preventable if you place a carbon monoxide detector in the right spots. Furthermore, the law stipulates homeowners must install smoke detectors in their homes. You can quickly and effectively protect your family against domestic disasters with CO detectors. Mr. Electric of Citrus & Marion County will gladly complete a carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation in Crystal River, Inverness, Homosassa, Beverly Hills, and Le Canto, FL.

Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installs in Citrus & Marion County

Safeguard Your Family Against Preventable Disasters

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  • Do you have sufficient protection against carbon monoxide poisoning in your home? If a CO leak happens because of a malfunctioning appliance while you sleep, you won’t ever wake up to notice this poisonous gas building up in your air without installing a carbon monoxide detector. Additionally, CO can be fatal to your family within minutes, depending on the carbon monoxide level in your air. Carbon monoxide detectors detect when your home has elevated carbon monoxide levels and alert you when there’s a poisoning risk. You might not know what symptoms indicate CO poisoning, so we’ve listed them for your benefit. Symptoms are sometimes similar to having the flu without a fever. You should be aware of the following warning signs:

    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Dizziness
    • Sleepiness
    • Lightheadedness
    • Vomiting
    • Fatigue or weakness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Irregular breathing
    • Chest pain
    • Confusion
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What Are the Sources of Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide may come from a wide array of household appliances, such as gas clothes dryers, gas or charcoal grills, water heaters, furnaces, gas ranges or stoves, and wood or gas fireplaces. You have sources in your home capable of producing carbon monoxide, like fuel-burning space heaters, car exhaust, and gas or charcoal grills. Using these features and appliances when they have venting malfunctions or in poorly ventilated areas can lead to carbon monoxide building up quickly. If you have a closed woodstove flue or clogged chimney, carbon monoxide can back up into your home. Mr. Electric of Citrus & Marion County makes your safety our top priority and outlines the following methods to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home:

  • Install CO detectors in your home (Minimum of one detector per level and outside each bedroom).
  • Change your CO detector batteries every six to 12 months.
  • Never run a vehicle, generator, or device with a fuel-fed motor inside your garage or home.
  • Always turn off your vehicle when parked in your garage.
  • Look for the American Gas Association or Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) seal of approval when purchasing gas appliances or equipment.
  • Have a licensed appliance professional inspect your gas appliances annually.
  • Never use flameless chemical heaters in enclosed spaces or indoors.
  • If you have a malfunctioning gas appliance, have a service expert repair it.
  • Always open your flue when burning a fire in your furnace or fireplace.
  • Do not heat your home with a gas oven.
  • Always operate grills in a well-ventilated outdoor area.
  • When camping, use battery-operated heaters.
  • Adjust all gas appliances properly, using an exhaust fan when appropriate.
  • Understand which sound is your smoke detector and which is your CO detector.
  • Contact your local fire department if you can’t afford a CO detector. Programs are in place to help low-income households and the elderly acquire these devices.

Where Do I Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Smoke may rise in the air, but carbon monoxide spreads throughout your home evenly. You should place standalone carbon monoxide detectors, whenever possible, at knee and chest height. Mr. Electric of Citrus & Marion County strongly advises customers to put CO detectors at knee height because your head is at about that level when you’re asleep. We suggest installing CO detectors at chest height if there are children or pets in your home that might tamper with them. However, homeowners must always install combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at ceiling height so that they detect a fire’s earliest smoke signs. You should never hide CO and smoke detectors behind curtains or doors because doing so can reduce their functionality. Instead, be sure you place them in open areas.
  • Mr. Electric of Citrus & Marion County ensures you meet state and local laws by completing smoke detector installations in your home. These state and local laws mandate residents must install smoke detectors close to every bedroom in their houses, and homeowners may also need to have smoke detectors present in halls, garages, and stairways. New construction laws require you to hook up smoke detectors to your electrical wiring in a new home. These new-home smoke detectors must also include a battery backup system while interconnecting with each other. The National Fire Protection Association advises residents to replace old smoke detectors every 10 years. You need to change out your smoke detectors every 10 years because they have a lifespan limited to this time. After 10 years, your detectors aren’t any good. As these systems age, their electrical components lose their reliability. We can help you choose which smoke detectors fit your needs, such as the following:

    • Ionization – This detector type has a continuous current running between electrodes. When smoke travels into a unit, it interrupts the current and sounds an alarm.
    • Photoelectric – With this detector type, a unit responds to light reduction reaching an internal photocell. Smoke going into the unit scatters light and causes the alarm to sound.
  • Dedicated Kitchen Circuit Installation and Service

    If tripping circuit breakers is a frequent occurrence in your home, your appliances may not be connected to dedicated circuits. The National Electrical Code requires dedicated circuits for major electrical appliances such as refrigerators because they ensure that appliances can operate safely.

  • Exterior Building Circuit Installation and Service

    Exterior buildings provide valuable space for a range of needs. Equipping those outbuildings with electricity makes them more accessible day and night and expands their functionality. Your local Mr. Electric® provides electrical services for detached buildings in your area.

  • Hot Tub Circuit Installation and Service

    A safe and effective hot tub installation requires a dedicated circuit. That circuit supplies power exclusively to the hot tub, and it should be installed by a licensed electrician.

  • Outdoor Kitchen Circuit Installation and Service

    Few home upgrades are as functional and appealing as an outdoor kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and want to spend more time outdoors, this renovation will be worth it. Allow your local Mr. Electric® advise about your outdoor kitchen electrical requirements and perform expert electrical services.

  • Pool Circuit Installation and Service

    Keeping your pool healthy and clear requires a pool pump, which in turn requires its own dedicated circuit. Your local Mr. Electric® offers full-service pool circuit installation, from obtaining the appropriate permits to connecting the pump to your home’s electrical panel.

  • Subpanel Installation and Service

    The main electrical panel in your home is the conduit through which all of your home’s electricity is distributed throughout the house. Every home has one. Some homes also have a subpanel (or multiple subpanels) installed to distribute electricity to a specific, often distant, area of the property.

  • Tankless Water Heater Electrical Circuit Service

    Make sure your household has a steady, reliable supply of hot water by having a tankless water heater installed. Your local Mr. Electric can upgrade your existing wiring for your new tankless water heater. For electric tankless water heaters, we also offer full installation service!

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