Home Ventilation Brooklyn Park | Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Home Ventilation Brooklyn Park is critical to a safe home in winter. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. It is produced by burning fuels such as gas, wood, oil and coal. Most homes have an appliance that runs on one of these fuels. If the appliance is not vented properly or is not working properly, the house can fill with carbon monoxide. With the firing up of our furnaces and fireplaces this coming fall we also have an increased risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in our homes. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can be avoided through proper weatherization and ventilation.
CO poisoning can occur when you are exposed to too much carbon monoxide. When you breathe too much carbon monoxide your ability to absorb oxygen is reduced, leading to serious tissue damage. CO poisoning can lead to death. Appliances and other devices that generate combustion fumes, such as gas furnaces and gas fireplaces, produce CO.
The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when too much CO accumulates in a poorly ventilated space. Here is a great article about good Home Ventilation Brooklyn Park from Century Insulation.
Here are some symptoms of CO poisoning to watch for this winter in yourself and your loved ones:
- Shortness of breath
- Dull headache
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
CO poisoning is particularly dangerous for people who are sleeping or intoxicated. The fumes may be fatal before anyone realizes there’s a problem. That is why good home ventilation Brooklyn Park is so important. All Climate Mechanical can help with Furnace Maintenance and all your Fall and Winter Preparation.
To keep you and your family safe this winter:
- Ensure that all your fuel burning appliances and heating devices are properly vented and maintained
- Know the symptoms of CO poisoning
- Install and maintain CO alarms in your home in accordance with Minnesota’s CO alarm law
- Make sure you have proper home ventilation Brooklyn Park this winter
Give us a call at 763-548-8095 and schedule a visit from an All Climate Mechanical Technician to service your furnace with a yearly cleaning and inspection. Proper home ventilation Brooklyn Park should not be overlooked. The safety of your home from CO poisoning is an important step in winter preparation.