CO poisoning

April 28, 2015

Easy Ways to Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Your Peachtree City Home

When was the last time you tested your carbon monoxide detectors? If you are like many homeowners, the answer may be never. You need to make it a habit to check these detectors regularly. It just may save your life. The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide, commonly abbreviated as CO, is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is toxic. This gas gets into the home from fuel-burning appliances that aren’t working properly or not vented correctly. When CO levels […]
April 8, 2014

CO Poisoning Prevention Tips to Protect You and Your Family

One of the biggest dangers to you and anyone else in your home is carbon monoxide (CO). It is a molecule that is produced during combustion when there is not sufficient oxygen present, and is dangerous to people. Signs of CO Poisoning You can become poisoned from even low amounts of CO. At a low dose, you will likely experience headaches, trouble breathing, nausea, discomfort and confusion. Higher amounts of CO will exacerbate these symptoms and are often fatal. If […]
March 13, 2014

How to Protect Your Family from CO Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible killer. You can’t smell it, see it, or taste it. It’s a poisonous gas that comes from combustion sources such as car engines, gas generators, furnaces, grills, fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas or kerosene space heaters. Every year, carbon monoxide accidentally kills about 150 people in the United States. Many more people suffer CO poisoning due to faulty furnaces and appliances. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, dizziness, drowsiness and becoming light-headed. […]
October 31, 2013

CO Poisoning: It Can Happen Anytime of Year

Most people think of carbon monoxide or CO poisoning as a problem that occurs most often during the heating months, as a result of faulty heating systems and other appliances and fixtures that burn fuel. While it’s certainly important to properly maintain your HVAC equipment, you should also be aware that CO poisoning is not just a problem that occurs in the winter; it can be a threat to your family throughout the year. Carbon monoxide is present in more […]