If your company burns gas, gasoline, oil, wood, or coal in any capacity, you must minimize the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure for your employees and customers. A commercial carbon monoxide detector is essential to protect others from carbon monoxide poisoning and prevent potential harm. Every year, too many Canadians become severely sick or even die from CO exposure. Commercial carbon monoxide detector installation makes your business a part of the solution.
The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Breathing carbon monoxide is deadly because it displaces the oxygen in our blood. It deprives the heart, brain, and all our organs and tissues of the oxygen needed to function properly. The symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains, poor vision, and impaired thinking. At high levels, carbon monoxide quickly leads to convulsions, coma, or even death. The most frightening aspect of carbon monoxide poisoning is its stealth — it can be a silent killer. The gas is colourless, odourless, and completely undetectable by those exposed to it. Carbon monoxide detectors for commercial buildings are essential for protecting your employees and customers.
Carbon monoxide is released anytime something burns. Vehicle exhaust, charcoal grills, gas-powered cooking appliances, gas-powered washers and dryers, propane-fueled forklifts, furnaces, water heaters, and boilers all produce carbon monoxide. Proper venting is critical, but so is commercial carbon monoxide detector installation. If the vent ever becomes blocked or compromised, the CO detector provides essential protection.
Best Location to Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is lighter than air, so it can freely circulate throughout your business. That’s why commercial carbon monoxide detector requirements include unit installation at least 1.5 metres above the floor. Installing a CO detector in every room that contains CO-producing equipment is essential to protect all occupants. Each corridor on the same floor as the CO-producing equipment should have a CO detector. Also, any corridor leading from an enclosed parking garage or a loading dock needs a CO detector. Finally, large rooms near or containing CO-producing equipment should have a commercial carbon monoxide detector installed every 10,000 square feet (or one detector installed every 100 feet/30 metres).
Our Carbon Monoxide Detector Services
Professionally installed commercial carbon monoxide detectors are essential for your HVAC system. With Aire Serv’s comprehensive HVAC services, you, your customers, and your employees can breathe easier. We take care of all your CO detector needs. Your local Aire Serv specialist tours your facility to provide a customized installation plan to optimize your coverage and safety. In addition to installing carbon monoxide detectors for commercial buildings, we also deliver ongoing service, cleaning, testing, and detector replacement as needed.
Your commercial carbon monoxide detectors should be cleaned and tested monthly. The sensor batteries should be replaced yearly. Industry guidelines call for replacing the CO detectors every 5–7 years to ensure your protection remains fully in force. Your local Aire Serv will be happy to service your system for you.
The Benefits of Choosing Aire Serv
In addition to commercial carbon monoxide detector installation, the certified HVAC experts at Aire Serv handle all your heating, cooling, and air quality needs promptly and professionally. We are a proud member of the Neighbourly community of companies providing exceptional service to a wide range of commercial customers. The Neighbourly Done Right Promise™ and our Satisfaction Guarantee back all our services, so you can count on being happy with our work.
HVAC system failures can happen at any time. But when they do, you risk losing business when you have to wait for repairs. Your local Aire Serv professionals respond 24/7, every day of the year. If you need us at night, on weekends, or over the holidays, we’ll be there at no extra charge. Our Anytime Service meets your needs on your timetable, not ours. With locations across the country, Aire Serv is your go-to for all your HVAC needs.
Schedule Commercial CO Detector Replacement Today
If it’s been 5 years or more since your last commercial carbon monoxide detector installation, it might be time for a replacement. Don’t wait to protect your business, customers, and employees. Call on Aire Serv today. Schedule your appointment online or call us. We do the job right the first time.