It’s extremely important for all Texas homeowners and business owners to understand the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to spot signs and symptoms. In this post, our Rockwall AC repair technicians will explain more about what carbon monoxide is, the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and how to prevent the spreading of this toxic gas.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a silent gas that is very dangerous to all oxygen-dependent life forms. Carbon monoxide threshold levels vary in individuals, however, an exposure of one hundred p.p.m. (parts per millionth) or greater is regarded as toxic. Carbon monoxide regularly infiltrates our day-to-day lives through motor vehicles, machines run by gas, free-standing heaters, heaters, stoves and burners. We easily and inadvertently draw this dangerous, odorless gas in through our lungs.
What are the Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
A mild exposure to carbon monoxide can produce mild symptoms of bewilderment, faintness, headache, giddiness, and an influenza sensation. Larger exposures, or exposures for a longer period of time, are particularly deadly to the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and generates hypoxia (an inadequate quantity of oxygen to reach the body’s tissues).
The toxicity produced by carbon monoxide is lethal. Long-term exposure to very low levels is just as damaging in the long-term often producing melancholy, disorder and decline of memory. Severe birth defects in the infants of women who were exposed to hazardous levels of carbon monoxide throughout their pregnancy are a great threat as well.
How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning is a significant public health problem. Luckily, the reduction associated with carbon monoxide poisoning is simply prevented by early discovery of carbonous oxide gas through the use of a carbon monoxide alarm (CO detector). This reasonably priced device is located near the flooring, or near the ceiling, and designed to notify us of its discovery of carbon monoxide by alarm. On average, a CO sensor has a lifespan of 7 years prior to replacement. However, that does not include things like a straightforward battery replacement. Carbon monoxide alarms are mandatory in new construction.
To Learn More About the Dangers of CO Poisoning and How to Avoid it, Call Lyons Air & Heat Today
To learn more about carbon monoxide poisoning, or to learn about the comprehensive Texas heating services and air conditioning services we offer at Lyons Air & Heat, call our experienced Rockwall HVAC technicians at 214-833-0491 today.