Furnace Safety Highlighted After CO Poisonings in Colorado

With the colder weather arriving for 2024 we are spending more time indoors to stay warm but there are dangers lurking if you haven’t kept your HVAC system in tip-top shape. Recent carbon (CO) monoxide issues in a Carbon County home blamed on a faulty furnace are a reminder of the dangers.  

Many people don’t realize just how dangerous CO poisoning can be until it is too late. Here are a few potential warning signs of possible CO poisoning.

  • Headaches and/or dizziness
  • Nausea and other flu-like symptoms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion & memory problems

You should be sure to take several precautions to be sure that carbon monoxide levels in the home are safe. Since it is a colorless and odorless gas, it is difficult to detect. Sensible has a few suggestions for keeping your home safe for your entire family:

  • Have all CO-emitting appliances and heating systems inspected by a professional each winter season.
  • Purchase CO detectors for your home. There are several types – contact Sensible Heating for details on which ones are the most effective.
  • Have all CO-emitting appliances installed by a professional to make sure they are properly vented to the outside.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about CO poisoning, immediately call Xcel Energy, or the fire department. They will help you determine the safety of your home, and they will also point you toward the correct professional to help you.

Sensible is available if you have any questions, and we can schedule a home heating system checkout. Contact Sensible Heating & Cooling today at 720.876.7166 or email [email protected]

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