If you live in Colorado it’s important for you to know how to protect your family from carbon monoxide.  That’s why in today’s post we’re going to give you a brief overview.  Including what carbon monoxide is, the legality and how to protect your family.  Let’s begin by looking at what carbon monoxide is and how it gets in your home.

Carbon Monoxide

It’s important to understand that carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas created by combustion of carbon.  This gas is created from fuel fed appliances. Such as a furnace, HVAC system, and even gas powered appliances such as gas stoves.  Appliances like a fireplace can also be a contributor whether they burn wood or gas. Another factor most people overlook is the risk of attached garages.  When individuals start their cars inside the garage.  Especially in winter, and allow the vehicle to warm up in the garage could be exposing the home to risk.

Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

On March 29th 2009 Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill.  Making it illegal for any residence in Colorado to be without a Carbon Monoxide detector.  This was in response to the tragic events that led to carbon monoxide poisoning and the death of a family. This bill which can be found here.  Outlines the regulations surrounding carbon monoxide detectors.  Whether a homeowner or if you are a renter we cannot stress the importance of having a detector.  Especially near bedrooms or anywhere used for sleeping.

At Electric Doctor we understand the seriousness of keeping your family safe.  That’s why we encourage and provide detector installation. Because we it comes to keeping your loved ones safe we understand it is our highest priority.  Contact a professional to ensure your carbon monoxide detectors are installed properly. Contact us today and learn how we can help you keep your family safe.