Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month is a time to help protect the public from the dangers of carbon monoxide, and we want to make sure our customers are informed.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced anytime fuel is consumed, and it can be deadly to humans and pets.
Carbon Monoxide: What You Should Know
Victims of carbon monoxide poisoning may experience:
- Chest pain
Even if the symptoms gradually disappear on their own, carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious medical event that requires medical attention.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detectors can alert everyone in the household to even a small leak. Choose a model that plugs into a standard outlet and has a battery backup in the event of a power outage.
- Consider purchasing at least:
- One for every floor of your home
- One for every bedroom
- One more for the area where your heating system is located
Plug your detectors into outlets that are close to the floor. Carbon monoxide is heavier than air and accumulates on the ground.
The Importance of Heating System MaintenanceOne of the best ways to prevent carbon monoxide leaks is to have your HVAC system inspected and maintained every year. Small problems can be found and repaired before they grow into major problems that could result in gas leaks. Request your heating system maintenance appointment today.