When the furnace kicks on, be sure poison gas isn’t coming out. Furnace carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas and that can cause sickness and in some cases, death. CO poison gas kills hundreds every year and makes thousands more sick.
Carbon monoxide can come from inadequately burned fuel and improperly vented appliances, such as water heaters, furnaces, space heaters, boilers, ranges/stoves, clothes dryers, grills, fireplaces and portable generators. Never use a generator inside your home or garage, even if doors and
windows are open. Only use generators outside, more than 20 feet away from your home, doors, and windows.
Order a heating safety check-up every year.
When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
One of the best and most effective ways to protect you and your family from carbon monoxide is by installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Carbon monoxide detectors can detect carbon monoxide fumes in the air and alert you of their presence with an alarm. Learn when to replace a CO detector.
Illinois law requires CO detector in homes and apartments. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed within 15 feet of sleeping areas. Change batteries every six months to ensure they are working.
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Closely Resembles the Symptoms of a Cold or Flu.
- Sudden flu-like illness
- Dizziness, headaches, sleepiness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fluttering or throbbing heartbeat
- Cherry-red lips, unusually pale complexion
If you suspect furnace carbon monoxide poisoning, you should leave the premises immediately, get to a safe location and call 911. Contact PDM Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Since 1885 for help with heating repairs in the Greater Joliet SW Chicago suburbs. Call 815-726-6264.
Why Choose PDM Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Since 1885
Founded 137 years ago, PDM is one of the oldest family owned & operated home service companies serving the Joliet metropolitan area and SW Chicago suburbs neighbors. You’ll receive a caring team with guaranteed quality craftsmanship.