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Carbon Monoxide – Symptoms, Detection and Prevention

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer. It’s an odorless gas that is impossible to detect and can cause flu-like symptoms or even death. This may sound like the next blockbuster horror movie in theaters, but unfortunately it  is a reality. There are ways to protect yourself and your family from CO poisoning.  Read on to learn more about Carbon Monoxide and how to guard against it.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

CO is a gas that is produced during combustion when fuel is burned. You can find Carbon Monoxide  in the fumes of car exhausts, stoves, grills, lanterns, fireplaces, furnaces and so much more. When equipment is outdoors or adequately ventilated, CO naturally dissipates, causing no harm. Carbon Monoxide can build up to toxic levels in enclosed areas, and the damage can be fatal. Nearly 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning each year. More than 20,000 emergency room visits and 4000 hospital stays are annually attributed to this deadly gas.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

Identifying the onset of symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning can save a life. Often confused with the flu, common CO poisoning symptoms can include headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting and chest pain. More significant amounts of CO can cause confusion and unconsciousness. The very young and the elderly are more susceptible. CO poisoning while sleeping can be fatal.… Read More

Indoor Air Quality – A real concern during cold weather months

Do you ever wonder how safe the air in your home is? Indoor air quality is more often than not worse than the air we breathe outside. It can also be worse during the cold weather months because we close up our homes to keep them warm. When the air in your home is stagnant, there are effects on the air quality. Dust can build up, increasing allergens. Odors from cooking, pets or unfortunate situations, which will be left unsaid, can linger. Lack of circulation or the addition of fresh air from open windows allows issues to build up. So how do you protect your family from poor indoor air quality?

Increase Indoor Air Quality with an Air Scrubber

An amazing way to continuously refresh the air in your home while eliminating 99% of allergens, dust, mold, odors and pollutants is to add an air scrubber. How do they work, you ask? The modern air scrubber constantly pulls air and water molecules in your home through its honeycomb matrix. The molecules are then bathed in UV light which removes particles from the air and converts the air and water into powerful oxidizers as pure elements. They then move through your home, odor and allergen free, refreshing the air indoors. Air scrubbers are proven effective, certified by the Space Foundation and boasts efficiency fifty times greater than the average HVAC filter.… Read More