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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - What you need to know

We have all read or listened to recent new story warning us about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning - but what does it actually mean? 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - What you need to know 

Carbon monoxide (CO2) is a gas that is produced when fuel—gasoline, propane, natural gas — is burned. CO2 is extremely dangerous to people when emitted in an enclosed, unventilated area, such as a house, garage or car.
Poisoning can happen when:
  • A wall furnace, space heater or gas ducted heater is faulty or installed improperly.
  • A fireplace chimney becomes clogged or blocked.
  • A outdoor heater is used indoors.

The scariest part of this is that you most likely will not see any signs that there might be something wrong with your heater - the gas is completely odourless and the symptoms related to poisoning are varied and non specific.
If you believe that your heater may be omitting dangerous gas, it is important you cease using it immediately and organise a professional to inspect it for you as soon as possible. 

To ensure the safety of your heaters within your home or office, it is very important to have them checked and serviced regularly - we recommend once a year, or two years at a minimum if the heater is not used regularly.
Contact us on 03 8740 3688 to arrange a servicing, or visit our servicing and repairs page in the products section of our website.

Below is the fact sheet from Better Health with more information about the danger and prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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