Home Furnace Safety | Carbon Monoxide Brooklyn Park | All Climate Mechanical
Carbon Monoxide Brooklyn Park is an odorless and invisible threat for Minnesotans. The Minnesota Department of Health recently reported that accidental carbon monoxide poisonings peak in winter. Carbon monoxide is a by-product of improper combustion, so if your furnace uses natural gas and it isn’t functioning properly, it could be producing carbon monoxide and venting it into your business or home.
Whatever your heating source, make sure you get an inspection and install a carbon monoxide detector within 10 feet of every bedroom in your home or apartment. Don’t hesitate to call All Climate Mechanical with any concerns about you furnace or possible Carbon Monoxide Brooklyn Park concerns.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is often referred to as CO, which is the chemical symbol. Unlike many gases, CO has no odor, color, taste and it does not irritate your skin. CO gets into your body when you breathe. If you inhale a large amount of CO, your body begins to replace oxygen in your blood with CO. When your body does not get enough oxygen, your tissues break down and eventually death occurs.
Carbon Monoxide can be found in your home, camper, cabin and at work. CO is produced by appliances fueled with natural gas, liquefied petroleum (LP gas), oil, kerosene, coal, or wood. Burning charcoal and running vehicles also produce CO.
Every year over 200 people are unintentionally poisoned by carbon monoxide causing their death. Several thousand people go to hospital emergency rooms for treatment of CO poisoning. The initial symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu, but without the fever. They include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness.
How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Brooklyn Park Poisoning
- Visit the All Climate Mechanical Furnace Maintenance page on this site.
- Make sure appliances are installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes.
- Have heating systems inspected and serviced annually.
- Install a CO detector/alarm. This is not a substitute for the proper use and upkeep of appliances. Install a CO detector in the hallway near every separate sleeping area of the home.
- Do not cover the detector with furniture or draperies.
- Never burn charcoal inside your home, garage, vehicle or tent.
- Never use portable fuel-burning camping equipment inside a home, garage, vehicle or tent.
- Never leave a vehicle running in an attached garage, even with the garage door open.
- Never service fuel-burning appliances without proper knowledge. Refer to the owner’s manual.
- Never use gas appliances such as ranges, ovens, or clothes dryers for heating your home.
All Climate Mechanical is a CenterPoint Energy Trade Ally. We can help your home remain safe from Carbon Monoxide Brooklyn Park. Visit the CenterPoint Energy website for more information about Carbon Monoxide Safety.
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Give us a call at 763-548-8095 for emergency service or to schedule a visit from an All Climate Mechanical Technician for your Carbon Monoxide Brooklyn Park testing.