Do you have a carbon monoxide detector? When was the last time you replaced your carbon monoxide detector?

A new law goes into effect July 1st, 2018 requiring all Iowa homes to have a carbon monoxide detector.

Carbon Monoxide is the colorless, odorless gas given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves and gas ranges. It’s known as a silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.

In 2015, nearly 400 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning and upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year from exposure. Some of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. A CO leak is a dangerous, possibly life threatening ordeal that can be avoided by being alerted by a properly installed and working CO detector.

Installation of a CO detector is fairly easy. They can be hardwired or battery operated. Most carbon monoxide detectors last 5-7 years.

Let us introduce the Nest Protect as we are now your local Nest Pro Dealer. What is the Nest Protect? It’s a smoke alarm and is the most accurate type of CO detector available! It features a split-spectrum sensor, it tests itself automatically and lasts up to 10 years. And the best part, if something is wrong you will receive an alert on your phone. The Nest Protect also speaks to you alerting you of any problems. If your Nest Protect happens to alert smoke from your toaster, you are able to silence the alarm from the Nest App on your phone. It also lights up in the middle of the night as you walk under it. Rest easy for up to 10 years knowing the Nest Protect is protecting you, your family and pets from a fire or carbon monoxide leak. Call the Guys You Can Trust at Colony Heating and Air Conditioning to keep you safe.