Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Dangers

How can carbon monoxide poisoning be prevented?

Did you know that every home with at least one fuel-burning appliance/heater, attached garage or fireplace should have at least one carbon monoxide alarm? Here are some easy steps you can take to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home: 

  • Properly equip your home with carbon monoxide alarms on every level and in sleeping areas.
  • Every year have the heating system, vents, chimney and flue inspected by a qualified technician.
  • Regularly examine vents and chimneys for improper connections, visible rust and stains.
  • Install and operate appliances according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Never use a gas range/stove to heat the home.
  • Never leave your car idling in a closed garage. Carbon monoxide can seep into your home through vents and doors.

Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Make sure your family is protected! For further information or to have CO detectors professionally installed in your home, contact Peterson Heating & Cooling. 

Nathan Peterson, Owner
Peterson Heating & Cooling
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Peterson Heating & Cooling specializes in residential and light commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation. Serving the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas.

(573) 280-9647