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26
Nov

This Christmas – Give the Gift That Can Save a Life

  Each winter, national heath agencies issue warnings to remind people of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and how to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Buying a friend or relative a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector for Christmas may not have occurred to you.  But did you know that the standard (Retail brand) CO alarms are designed to protect healthy adults from high levels of carbon monoxide? The standard doesn’t require an…

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25
Feb

“Quick Facts” – UL Listed CO Monitors … Are you really protected?

It’s confusing trying to understand the differences and effectiveness of Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms readily available in the retail market, all bearing a “standards” listing symbol meant to impress you that what you’re buying will keep your family safe and healthy. But to the consumer who educates themselves as to what these standards imposed by the manufacturing industry really mean, it becomes clear that the limitations are not strictly arrived…

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11
Feb

Best Placement for CO Detectors

Did you know that each fuel-burning appliance in our homes (including gas furnaces) produces some levels of carbon monoxide? Normally these gasses are carried out of our homes, but if something goes wrong a CO leak can be life-threatening. That's why it's so important to have carbon monoxide detectors to help warn you of excess CO in your air. With the cold winter months upon us and homes shut up tightly and furnaces on…

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22
Dec

5 Common Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Cold winter months:

Have all heating equipment installed properly, and have your home's heating system inspected by a professional prior to turning the heat on when cold weather season begins. Low level carbon monoxide monitors should be installed in all homes and in apartments. When a CO detector goes off, assume that a real CO danger is present and get all persons and pets out of the structure immediately. Always follow the manufacturer’s…

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22
Dec

The Winter Hazards of Carbon Monoxide

The cold Winter weather often keeps us indoors, and confined spaces, poor venting or limited air-flow can contribute to an increased risk of CO poisoning. 5 SOURCES OF CARBON MONOXIDE TO WATCH IN THE WINTER MONTHS: Furnace Fuel-burning space heaters Gas water heater Gas fireplace Portable generators Take the right steps to protect you and your loved ones Get an annual inspection for all fuel-fired appliances in your home Install…

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