CO vs. COVID

CO vs. COVID

Families are spending more time in our homes than ever before.  Our homes have become the hub for work, school, meals, and entertainment.

We’re continually being reminded of the symptoms of COVID-19.  The current CDC list includes:

fever above 100.4, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, confusion, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, extreme fatigue, other flu-like symptoms.

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions warns families of the similarity between COVID-19 symptoms and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon-monoxide poisoning is called “The Silent Killer.”  It’s invisible, tasteless, and odorless.  Even low-level exposure over time creates a serious health risk for the elderly, babies and young children, and individuals with underlying health conditions.

Individuals exposed to low-level carbon monoxide experience

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness and extreme tiredness
  • Confusion

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions doesn’t want you to ignore alarming symptoms. Don’t blame these symptoms on the weather, work fatigue, or the stress of living life at break-neck speed.

Do you experience flu-like symptoms when at home, but feel better when you are away from your home?  That’s a strong indicator that carbon monoxide may be threatening your family’s health and safety.

Here are the two best ways to protect the air your family breathes:

  1. Have a professional seasonal furnace check.  Carbon monoxide is produced by fuel burning appliances, and your furnace may be a culprit. 
  2. Install professional grade, low-level carbon monoxide detectors.  OTC models often fail to measure the presence of carbon monoxide until it reaches alarming levels.  CO poisoning can be fatal in as little as 15 minutes.  The buzz you hear when pressing TEST, only measures battery strength.  Batteries may be working, but the detector itself has reached its expiration date.  Generally, CO detectors should be replaced every five years.

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions offers one-time seasonal equipment check-ups, and a variety of maintenance plans which pair the seasonal check with a package of other benefits to keep your family comfortable, safe, and healthy.

Call us at 937.202.4520 or visit www.lifestylecomfortsolutions.com for more information.

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