Your Furnace and Water Heater Can Kill
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that will not be caught by smoke detectors. This gas commonly leaks from your furnace or water heater when the equipment has not been seasonally maintained. Carbon Monoxide Kills Hundreds per year while they sleep. Thousands become very sick and are admitted into the hospital – from a simple, yet deadly small gas leak.
“Infants and young children are at the highest risk”. This is according to Alan Woolf, MD, MPH, President of the American Association of Poison Control Centers and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. “They have smaller bodies and faster respiratory rates, so they breathe in more air – faster”. (from the article “Stop Winter’s Poison” – Prevention Magazine)
High levels of Carbon Monoxide, you may not even notice you’re breathing in, reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen and can lead to loss of consciousness and even death.
Dangerous levels are reached in your home when your water heater and furnace are Improperly Installed and-or Improperly Serviced.
If you have the following symptoms > Take Action Immediately: First, the biggest indicator is if the following symptoms only occur while in your house. Such as, dizziness – fatigue – nausea – headache – irregular breathing. It feels like the flu without the fever.
What To Do: Seek Fresh Air Immediately! Go to the emergency room along with calling the nationwide poison control number (800) 222-1222. Or Dial 911.
The Best Prevention is Professional Seasonal Maintenance of your Furnace or Water Heater. Along with placing a Carbon Monoxide detector on every floor of the house outside bedrooms. They look like smoke detectors and sound a piercing alarm if there are dangerous gas levels.
Johnson Heating-Cooling and Plumbing is the ONLY Central Indiana company that equips their technicians - with Patented Infrared Camera Equipment - to detect the small deadly cracks in your furnace or water heater. Johnson is the Best prepared Heating-Cooling and Plumbing company in preventing Carbon Monoxide leaks. We are professionally trained to keep you and your family safe with licensed N.A.T.E. certification for every technician on our team.
Do Not Wait. Call us today to have your furnace and water heater checked for Carbon Monoxide leaks. 317-881-7738.
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