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Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installations in Wichita, KS

Smoke & CO2 Detector Services for Your Home

Carbon monoxide poisoning, a silent killer, can be avoided through proper detection. This deadly gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It can swiftly poison your home. Carbon monoxide detectors function similarly to smoke detectors, alerting you to any smoke presence in your residence. Smoke detectors are mandatory in all homes by law. Mr. Electric of Wichita offers carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation services in Wichita, KS. Get in touch with us today to schedule installation for these life-saving devices.

Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Installations in Wichita, KS
Smoke & CO2 Detector Services for Your Home
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  • Knowing the indications of carbon monoxide poisoning is crucial. When levels become dangerously high, carbon monoxide detectors will sound an alarm. If you experience any carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms, you must exit your home immediately. The symptoms can resemble flu-like illness without a fever. The most common signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

    • Nausea
    • Dizziness
    • Confusion
    • Chest pain
    • Weakness
    • Lethargy
    • Vomiting
    • Headache
    • Sleepiness
    • Irregular breathing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Lightheadedness
  • Carbon monoxide often lurks in gas appliances found within homes. Look out for gas fireplaces, gas grills, car exhaust, gas clothing dryers, gas furnaces, and water heaters because they can all carry this dangerous gas. It’s important to know these appliances should always be used in open, well-ventilated areas. Follow these effective tips to safeguard against carbon monoxide poisoning:

    • Avoid utilizing indoor flameless chemical heaters.
    • Ensure the fireplace flue is open while enjoying a fire.
    • Don’t forget to replace carbon monoxide detector batteries twice a year.
    • Refrain from using a gas oven to warm your home.
    • Maintain gas appliances properly with regular servicing.
    • Never leave your vehicle running inside the garage.
    • Boost safety by installing a carbon monoxide detector on each floor of your home. If possible, have one outside every bedroom.
    • Pick gas appliances with the trusted seals of approval from the American Gas Association or Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) seal of approval.
    • Invest in our yearly safety inspections performed by our expert service professionals.
    • Recognize the distinct alerts from a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector.
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Smoke Detector Installation Service

To ensure the safety of your home, smoke detectors should be installed outside each bedroom, in hallways, stairways, and garages. Recent regulations require hard-wired smoke detectors, which are connected to your electrical wiring and equipped with a battery backup. Remember to replace your smoke detectors every ten years and batteries annually. There are two main types of smoke detectors:

Ionization Smoke Detector

Ionization detectors utilize a continuous current between two electrodes. When smoke is detected, the current is interrupted, triggering the alarm. Ionization detectors may mistake steam for smoke, potentially leading to false alarms. The key benefits of these detectors are their quick response to flames and low-battery alerts.

Photoelectric Smoke Detector

Photoelectric detectors respond when smoke enters the detector and scatters the light, triggering the alarm. These detectors excel at detecting smoldering fires but don't provide low-battery alerts.

  • Carbon monoxide doesn't rise like smoke. The gas spreads evenly through the air. This is why it’s important to install carbon monoxide detectors at a height between the knee and chest because they align with your face level when you sleep. For added convenience, we also offer combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed at ceiling height. It's important to note that carbon monoxide detectors should never be placed behind doors or curtains.

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