Winter months bring a higher chance of being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning in your San Antonio home. Don’t be cavalier about CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning, this odorless and colorless gas is lethal. To make this gas anymore concerning, CO can be found in fumes, caused by fuel burned in vehicles, small engines, gas stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces and furnaces – basically everyday equipment. To learn more about how you may be affected and how you can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, continue reading.
Not everyone who is affected by CO poisoning experiences the same symptoms, however, the most common symptoms tend to be headaches, feeling dizzy or weak, having an upset stomach, chest pain, and even confusion. As reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), these symptoms can be described as “flu-like”. And the worst part of it all is that it’s possible to die from CO poisoning before even showing any signs of it.
The best way to protect you and your family is to be proactive. Take initiative and install a Carbon Monoxide monitor in your home, where it will detect the levels of CO and serve as an alarm if there’s a dangerous amount inside the house. To ensure that you are getting the most out of your system, make sure you are replacing the batteries regularly. With the weather getting cooler, furnace and heating system use is sure to be in full effect. Now is the time to take control of your home and make sure you are living in a safe environment.
Tiger Services is happy to help protect your home by properly maintaining your gas heating systems (furnaces).
During the annual heater inspection, all these steps are performed. We are hoping to find the issue early before it becomes a major issues. To schedule an appointment, you can click the link at the bottom or at the top of the page.
For a list of all the steps of the heater maintenance, click here.
When it comes to your family’s safety and indoor air quality, we provide the best services that you can depend on. There’s a reason why we’re trusted in all of San Antonio to get the job done, it’s because we do it right – every time. For more information on how we can help protect your home from dangerous CO emissions, contact us today at (210) 344-0060!