The Silent Killer Hiding in Your Home
Did you know...
Carbon monoxide detectors have an expiration date?
Install and test carbon monoxide (CO) alarms at least once a month.
CO is called the "invisible killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Breathing in CO at high levels can be fatal.
The Six Main Symptoms
of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are:
- Loss of Consciousness.
Don't let it sneak up on you
A heating unit not performing at its peak performance can be deadly...
According to the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)in 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February.
A crack in your heat exchanger allows carbon monoxide to seep directly into your duct system where it is distributed throughout the house.
REMEMBER: Carbon monoxide is odorless and invisible.