Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

What do you really know about carbon monoxide? Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home?

It may not be something you frequently hear about, but according to the Center for Disease Control, carbon monoxide poisoning sends about 15,000 people to the hospital each year. And the effects are serious, possibly leading to long term brain damage or worse.

So how do you protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide?

Because it’s a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, your best bet is to use a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Place the detectors near bedrooms and on every floor of the house.

What is the source of carbon monoxide?

The gas is emitted by unburned fuel and could come from many places in your home like the fireplace, clothes dryer, water-heater, oven, range, or a running car. Because possible sources of carbon monoxide are common appliances found in most homes, it is truly important to have a detector for your safety and your family’s.

What else can you do about carbon monoxide?
To complement your new detectors, consider calling an expert for yearly maintenance checks on the appliances which pose a risk of carbon monoxide emission. For an examination of the units heating your Ann Arbor home, like your furnace and water heater, contact us today and keep your family safe.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Need a Humidifier? How is it Beneficial to You?

Are the cold winter months wrecking your health?

Is the air in your home too dry?

Do you always suffer from a winter cold?

If you’re tired of suffering through your sinuses, this winter you might want to try a humidifier! 
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ideal indoor humidity levels can vary but “the ideal levels of humidity for your living space will be less than 60 [percent] in the summer and between 25 — 40 [percent] in the winter.”

heating ann arborImagine being able to breathe a sigh of relief through clear sinuses! By installing a humidifier this winter you’ll be able to;

  1. Heal faster from colds
  2. Relieve nose bleeds
  3. Relieve sinus pressure
  4. Alleviate snoring
  5. Sooth dry skin

Are you worried about the air quality in your home? Have it tested by our indoor air quality specialists at CMR Mechanical! All our technicians are highly trained professionals who continue their education through ongoing training, so they stay up to date to assure you the best service available. CMR Mechanical prides itself on honest, quality service!

If you'd like a free in-home evaluation of your existing system for heating your Ann Arbor home, or any other professional advice about heating and cooling please feel free to contact us at or call (734) 424-9555. We’re happy to help!