Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Furnace Repair in Edmonton: Protect Your Home Against Carbon Monoxide

A properly functioning furnace will not only keep yourself and your family warm and cosy throughout Edmonton’s cold winter months, but will also ensure that your family is kept safe. Like any fuel-burning appliance, a furnace can cause serious problems within the home if not well-maintained. One of the main concerns is carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is produced when fuel is burned and is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ as it is both colourless and odourless. This makes it very difficult to detect until the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are evident. Common symptoms include headaches, vomiting, stomach complaints and chest pain. In concentrated amounts, it can lead to unconsciousness and even death in severe cases. Young children, the elderly and the infirm are at a greater risk of suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning than healthy adults, but it is a health risk that should concern everyone.

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