Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Silent Predator
Colder weather, winter months, and furnaces working harder means we have to be extra careful. When furnaces work harder they could produce harmful gasses and could lead to serious concerns. Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety is very important for your home and family. Small changes around your home could keep it more safe this winter.
What Is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Carbon Monoxide is found in gas fumes. It is colorless and odorless. But, it is unavoidable and created when fuel is burned. Fuel that is used in cars, grills, fireplaces, gas stoves, or furnaces can produce CO. We can’t avoid using these fuels altogether but we can make sure we do it safely. If you make small changes and upgrades you will save yourself time, money, and worrying.
Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
Headaches, dizziness, weakness, chest pains, confusion, or passing out could be symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. But, if not taken care of these things can lead to death! The Center for Disease Control says that over 400 Americans die from this each year and over 20,00 visit the emergency room.
Protecting Your Family And Home
When you take proper care of your furnace you shouldn’t have to worry too much and a professional heating and cooling technician can diagnose any potential problems and provide you with helpful tips. Most issues are very simple and can be corrected easily. Also, you can save yourself a lot of worrying by taking advantage of Service Professor’s great monthly membership. An MVP membership also provides you with annual check-ups for your furnace and air conditioner.
You should make sure you have a Carbon Monoxide detector in your home and there are multiple types of detectors we can use, click HERE to see some.
If you have questions about the safety of your heating system or other areas of your home you may be concerned about, contact Service Professor. Our certified technicians will perform a complete system evaluation to ensure your family stays warm, and safe, all season long.