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Carbon Monoxide Safety Checklist

Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning deaths across the nation. When fuel burns, it produces carbon monoxide. So when fuel burning equipment doesn't operate correctly, the carbon monoxide it produces can become life threatening.

Protect your family this winter by completing our carbon monoxide safety checklist.

1. Install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home; preferably next to sleeping spaces. Test them monthly and change the batteries twice a year, especially before winter.

2. Regularly check your gas equipment exhaust vents and chimneys for blockage like snow, ice and other debris to ensure the flow of exhaust.

3. Ensure that your natural gas equipment was professionally installed and schedule regular maintenance; a professional can detect any maintenance issues or leaks that could put you at risk.

Know the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

Moderate: Headache Dizziness Shortness of breath Nausea

Severe: Vomiting Mental confusion Loss of coordination Loss of consciousness Heart and brain damage Death

Did you check off your list? To schedule your annual maintenance or for more questions call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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