If a person is subjected to high levels of Carbon Monoxide, they could die in just minutes. Carbon Monoxide is odorless, tasteless and invisible and that’s why it’s called the silent killer. Colorado State University did a report and found that over 500 people die a year because of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. About 1/3 of Carbon Monoxide deaths are caused by a fuel burning heating system that in most cases you have in your home.
Where Does Carbon Monoxide (CO) From?
CO is produced when fuel like gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned. The most efficient burners produce very little CO but if a burner is out of adjustment then CO can emerge at higher levels. Heating systems are designed to vent out the combustion gases but a blocked chimney, rusted heat exchanger or broken chimney can prevent all the combustion gases from leaving your home.
Energy Efficient Homes Can Keep the Bills Down but Also Hold in the CO
When you make improvements to your home that make them tighter and more energy efficient your gas or oil burning appliances like a boiler, furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, or stove/oven can cause CO problems.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Low (but unsafe) Levels
CO poisoning makes you feel like you have the flu but without a fever. You will have headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, and nausea. At higher levels of CO you will see dizziness, vomiting, disorientation, and a loss of consciousness. These symptoms will subside when you go outside.
Phoenix Comfort can make sure you HVAC equipment is running and vented correctly so you don’t have a Carbon Monoxide Problem.
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Phoenix Comfort provides a full range of air conditioning and heating repair, installation, and maintenance services for residential and commercial customers. We keep your air conditioning and heating systems in their best condition and ready to go when you need them most, following the industry’s “best practice” methods and standards. Phoenix Comfort carries a full line of quiet, energy-efficient ComfortMaker air conditioning and heating equipment.
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