Broken Furnaces & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Broken Furnaces & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that, if inhaled, can be deadly. Because burning fuel produces carbon monoxide, all fuel-burning appliances -- like gas- and oil-powered furnaces -- are potential sources of carbon monoxide poisoning.

If your furnace is broken or poorly vented, carbon monoxide can escape and get you and your family sick. In fact, the Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society reports that approximately 40 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning, and another 300 are injured.

Here are some symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:
  • Lightheadedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Uneven breathing
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning due to a broken furnace, take the following steps:
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  • Install one smoke alarm and one carbon monoxide alarm on every floor of your home and near every bedroom, at minimum
  • Call the experts of Rusk Heating & Cooling for a heating system inspection, cleaning and tuneup
  • Be sure to ask the technician to pinpoint and repair any leaks as well
  • Keep an eye out for things like soot, rust, stains and corrosion on your equipment
Contact us for furnace repair and replacement:
Greater Covington: 513-771-4040
Indiana: 812-926-3939
Northern Kentucky: (859) 405-0414

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