Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ – you can’t see it, taste it or smell it. Carbon monoxide is released from the burning of carbon-containing substances including natural and propane gas. Carbon monoxide blocks your body’s ability to transport oxygen to your body tissues and brain. Carbon monoxide poison gas exposure quickly results in unconsciousness and death. People experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning will most often overlook the early signs and symptoms they are experiencing. These deadly signs include feeling tired, feeling confused, dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Each person experiences a different response to carbon monoxide poison gas and depending on the amount of gas present, death may occur before symptoms present themselves. Children and the elderly are also more susceptible to death by carbon monoxide poisoning.
If anyone in your family experiences any of these symptoms, it’s imperative that you have your home checked for carbon monoxide. Proper tuning and maintenance on your heating systems will ensure they are burning safely, cleanly, and venting their by-products to the outside. This safety check should be performed on your heating system every year, but especially this year with Georgia’s unusual extreme cold temperatures.
On average 500 people will die from non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning each year. Many times this tragedy takes the lives of entire families. “This is a very serious danger can that be easily prevented by a simple furnace safety check and adjustment”, states Jimmy Gibson of Green Heating and Cooling.
Green Heating and Cooling also recommends protecting your family by installing a low level carbon monoxide (CO) health monitor. During the month of January, Green Heating and Cooling is giving away a free carbon monoxide monitor. Go online to www.greenheatingandcooling.com and register today for your chance to win.
In addition to serving the Cherokee County area, Green Heating & Cooling also services surrounding cities including Ellijay, Jasper, Canton, Holly Springs, Woodstock, Ball Ground, Waleska, Acworth, Marietta, Powder Springs, Kennesaw, Cartersville, and Dawsonville.
For additional information, please call Green Heating and Cooling at 888-664-9404
or go to www.greenheatingandcooling.com.
ABOUT GREEN HEATING AND COOLING:
Founded in 1971, Green Heating & Cooling, Inc. has grown from a one man operation to a company with over 100 employees, a small fleet of vehicles, and several offices in three Southern states. We attribute this growth to our commitment to provide the area with the finest service and the finest quality heating and cooling systems.
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