Be Winter Wise

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As the weather gets colder, it’s time to be aware of the signs of Carbon Monoxide build-up. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a gas that is odorless, tasteless and colorless that results when fossil fuels are not burned properly. CO poisoning can be the result of a malfunctioning heating unit, a blocked chimney or any other fuel-burning appliance.

A CO detector should be installed in your home on every floor, especially sleeping areas.

Know the symptoms of CO poisoning:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Nausea and dizziness

If you think you may be experiencing any of these symptoms seek fresh air immediately and get medical attention!

For more information visit https://www.ugi.com/natural-gas-safety/carbon-monoxide/

November 14th, 2018|Categories: Safety Spotlight|