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Importance of CO Detectors in Your Home

Cincinnati homeowners have a lot to focus on when the winter weather begins to approach. After all, weather in Ohio can get quite difficult to deal with once the snow falls, which is why a lot of people are currently focusing on improving air sealing and insulation. This isn’t the only thing that needs to be taken into consideration during transition months. One aspect of home performance that often goes overlooked is the threat of carbon monoxide.

With winter on its way, our homes will be sealed tighter than they’ve been in many months. Since carbon monoxide can accumulate to dangerous levels in a short period of time, it’s crucial to have a working CO detector in your home.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

One of the biggest dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning is the fact that it can strike without any warning and be fatal. Knowing how to spot the symptoms that can result is essential, even if you do have CO detectors installed in your home.

Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Dull headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of consciousness

If you or a family member experience any of the above symptoms, it’s essential to get out of the house and into a fresh air environment as soon as possible. Symptoms that don’t immediately subside should be treated by a medical professional.

Understanding the Cause of Carbon Monoxide

In many cases, a home’s heating system can be traced as being the culprit for carbon monoxide issues. A great way to stop this from happening is to schedule regular maintenance appointments with National Heating and Air Conditioning. When your heating system is looked at regularly, you never have to worry about whether or not there may be an issue. Regular heating system maintenance is not only essential to maintaining a safe and healthy home, but it’s not nearly as expensive as having to pay for emergency repair services.

There are some scenarios in which a heating system will be broken and unfit for repair, in which case it may be necessary to upgrade your heating system altogether. We’ll help lead you in the right direction and determine a solution that will fit your budget, regardless of how large or small your home may be.

Don’t mess with the dangers of carbon monoxide. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

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