The Flu? Or the Flue? Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The Flu? Or the Flue? Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Review safety measures to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Lisa E. Crosley, President, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions offers practical advice.

Don’t Assume it’s the Flu

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning mimic the flu: headache, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, weakness, shortness of breath, and confusion.
Do you experience these symptoms at home, but they seem to improve when in other places?

Prolonged, flu-like symptoms which don’t improve could be a sign of low-level carbon monoxide poisoning.

Odorless. Tasteless, Invisible. Deadly in as little as five minutes. Low levels may not kill, but create health problems in young children, senior adults, and individuals with compromised immune systems and those battling respiratory ailments.

Install a Reliable Alert System

Over-the-counter devices may measure CO levels only when they reach deadly levels. Yet, low-level carbon monoxide is dangerous, especially to expectant mothers, children, and senior adults.

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions technicians have reported instances of the CO monitors on their belts alerting as they walk up the sidewalk to a home while the OTC detector has yet to sound the alarm!

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions offers professional grade, low-level detectors at affordable prices—units which are superior to over-the-counter models.

Pushing the TEST button on an OTC CO monitor only tests battery strength. Batteries may remain strong, but the unit is no longer measuring CO. Most CO monitors have an expiration date when they should be replaced.

Beware Unseen CO Danger Zones

Don’t warm your car in the garage even with the garage door open. CO can leak into your home, and it hangs in the air in your garage for up to 10 hours.

The same is true of running snow blowers or lawn mowers in the garage

A cracked heat exchanger in the furnace may allow CO to escape into the air. For peace of mind, never skip your yearly furnace check-up.
Lifestyle Comfort Solutions is a family-owned heating and cooling company on a mission to create homes and workplaces which are comfortable, safe, healthy, and energy-efficient. It serves Dayton, Oh and its surrounding communities.

To learn more about protecting your family from the dangers of low-level carbon monoxide exposure, talk to the comfort consultants at Lifestyle Comfort Solutions, 937.202.4520.