Carbon monoxide detector
Install a carbon monoxide detector to warn you of an invisible and silent killer.
You’re at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning!
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas, which at high levels causes sudden illness and death. CO is released into the air when anything is burning, whether it’s an engine, stove, furnace, fireplace, or any other kind of heater using gasoline, natural gas, wood, oil, propane, or charcoal. Exposure to CO is extremely dangerous to the people and animals occupying in or near the space, especially due to the fact that it’s undetectable by taste, smell, or sight. You won’t even know it’s poisoning you until it’s potentially too late to save yourself or others in the home.
How we can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
- Maintain your heating system every year by a Gas Fireplace Solutions designers.
- Install CO detectors within 10 feet of sleeping spaces on every floor.
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What is carbon monoxide poisoning?
The Center for Disease Control estimates that thousands of people are treated in emergency rooms from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning each year. Most people contribute carbon monoxide poisoning to automobiles left running in a non-vented garage. However, on average, 170 people die from CO poisoning from non-automobile appliances a year. As a matter of fact, it often happens from fuel burning appliances. Fuel burning appliances such as gas furnaces, ranges, floor heaters, gas water heaters, gas fireplaces, and generators. Learn the importance of CO poisoning from gas work in your home.
Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
All major gas appliance manufacturers recommend an annual cleaning and inspection. All of this just to ensure your gas fireplace logs are safe and able to keep your family comfortable. However, spiders, dirt and dust can clog up different parts of your fireplace. Instances such as those, will cause it to work less efficiently, or worse, let carbon monoxide into your home. In this case, a simple gas fireplace maintenance call to Gas Fireplace Solutions will ensure your home is ready to keep you comfortable during winter.
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