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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as a silent killer. It’s a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can cause sudden illness or death if inhaled. Death from carbon monoxide poisoning is usually preventable by avoiding the use of certain items inside your home and by having regular inspections of combustion appliances, chimneys and vents. CO can be detected by using a carbon monoxide detector, which is a device that sounds an alarm if the level of CO in your home isn’t safe.

Sources of Carbon Monoxide

Fuel-burning appliances that are malfunctioning or misused can be sources of CO. Examples include malfunctioning hot water heaters or furnaces, portable non-electric space heaters and portable generators. Outdoor tools that use fuel such as snow blowers or lawn mowers can emit CO and shouldn’t be started in the house or in an enclosed garage.

An automobile shouldn’t have the engine running in an enclosed garage that is attached to a house. A blocked exhaust pipe on a running vehicle can also cause CO to come into the enclosed car through a cracked floorboard.

Symptoms of CO Poisoning

Early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu. A person that is exposed to this deadly gas may complain of headaches, dizziness or nausea. Continued exposure to CO can lead to worsening symptoms that quickly lead to confusion, unconsciousness or possibly death.

Carbon monoxide poisoning should be suspected if flu-like symptoms happen shortly after turning on a fuel-burning device such as a tool, generator or vehicle. Another likely indicator is that multiple people in the family suddenly experience symptoms, or symptoms improve if you leave the area near the fuel-burning item. If you suspect CO poisoning, seek fresh air immediately and call 911.

How All Weather Heating and Air Conditioning Can Help Protect Your Family

To help prevent death or illness from carbon monoxide poisoning, be sure to use a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Select CO detector that is battery powered and is certified by Underwriters Laboratory. Detectors should be placed around the home according to the manufacturer’s instructions or with the assistance of an expert at All Weather Heating and Air Conditioning. Batteries should be changed twice a year. Carbon monoxide detectors expire after several years. Follow the manufacturer’s replacement instructions.

Skilled technicians at All Weather Heating and Air Conditioning can provide annual inspections of your furnace, fireplaces and chimneys, and we can answer any questions you may have about the safety of your furnaces or appliances. Follow us for more heating and cooling tips.