Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Protection and Prevention For Your Family
Did you know? Hundreds of people die every year due to Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning, and high levels of the gas can kill someone in a matter of minutes. While CO is naturally emitted from fuel-burning appliances (gas, oil, kerosene, wood, charcoal) in or around the home, the levels of CO are not dangerous—when appliances are functioning properly. Yet, when they malfunction, toxic levels of CO are released. The HVAC Specialists at ClimateSmith, LLC care about the air quality in your home. That’s why we want you to know—carbon monoxide alarms can provide protection and prevention for your family.
Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
Because CO is invisible and odorless, many individuals are not quick to act, even if they have symptoms. This is because symptoms of CO poisoning closely mirror other illnesses such as colds, flu, food poisoning or respiratory infections. Even so, low levels of CO can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, hay fever symptoms, nausea, and headaches. Exposure to these levels over time can have a significant impact on one’s long-term health. Yet, when moderate levels of CO are released, more dramatic symptoms may occur such as dizziness, severe headaches and nausea, and fainting. Without question, exposure to high levels of CO quickly leads to death.
If you suspect that you or a family member is experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning, it is wise to leave your home and get some fresh air. This will help you determine if symptoms are only present in your home. If they subside outside of your home, you could be reacting to unhealthy levels of CO. In this case, it is wise to seek emergency care immediately.
The trained contractors at ClimateSmith, LLC provide a variety of accessories and components that are important for the safety and protection of your family. This includes carbon monoxide detectors, humidifiers, and more. In turn, we happily provide professional installation, inspection, and maintenance for all of your HVAC appliances, as well as a full system analysis. If you are looking for peace of mind concerning the air quality in your home, call ClimateSmith, LLC today, and ask about installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home.