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The Heat Is On—Are You Sure Your Family Is Safe From Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide detectors are the only way to protect your family from this odorless and potentially deadly gas. These devices become even more vital in the winter because you are using your fireplace, furnace, water heater or whatever other heating equipment you use more and more. If you do not yet have carbon monoxide detectors in…

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Using Them To Secure Iron-Clad Protection

The state of Illinois enforces a law that requires all residential properties to have a working carbon monoxide detector installed within 15 feet from the master bedroom door if any kind of combustible fuel is used indoors (such as in a gas furnace or water heater). The law became effective in 2007, but if you’re…

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Testing for 3 Common Household Pollutants: Here’s How It’s Done

It is important to test your home periodically for hazardous household pollutants. High levels of air contaminants resulting from biological pollutants and harmful gases increase health risks. Dangerous gases, such as radon and carbon monoxide, in addition to mold spores and mildew, pollute the air and can remain undetected without specific testing procedures.  Biological Household…

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: What Features Should You Look For

Setting out to buy carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for your home is a wise decision. Detectors placed wisely around your home will protect you from unexpected CO leaks that could be lethal. Don’t think that all detectors are built the same, though, some have different features that may be better for your home. Basic Features…

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