Avoiding the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a serious threat that affects families each and every day.  Lower gas levels produce symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and nausea while higher levels can be fatal.

To help protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning, ensure exhaust gases are properly vented from the central home heating unit.  It’s also important to have your furnace, chimney and vents regularly inspected by a trained professional.

You should have at least one carbon monoxide detector installed on each floor.  Qualified professionals can advise you on different types of detectors but remember that a detector doesn't replace the need to maintain your furnace.

Most cities offer environmental services that measure indoor air quality.  Prevention is key to avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning as this silent killer is difficult to detect.


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