Don’t Become a CO Poisoning Statistic

It’s odorless, colorless, and tasteless … a potential killer that could be lurking inside your Niskayuna, N.Y. area home or office right now.

It’s carbon monoxide, and the winter is the most likely time for it to strike. When you weather sealed your house or business against the seasonal cold, you’ve at the same time also created the perfect environment for disaster. Just as the cold can’t get in, any carbon monoxide that might be inside can’t get out.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling thinks of all of our customers as family. We want you all to be safe in your homes and offices, so we hope you will take a moment to familiarize yourself with the causes and effects of carbon monoxide poisoning now, before a problem does arise.

CO poisoning happens when malfunctioning furnaces, ranges, room heaters, water heaters, and other fuel-burning machinery release carbon monoxide. Early signs of CO poisoning resemble the symptoms of the flu, including headache, disorientation, shortness of breath, and nausea, so all too often the signs are ignored until too late. The only main difference is the lack of a fever.

As the exposure increases, however, symptoms will become more severe and will now include loss of coordination, general confusion, and vomiting. By then, the victim might be so disoriented he or she may not be able to escape and fall into unconsciousness. As the exposure continues, the breathing of CO fumes can cause death.

Several thousand people in the United States are taken to emergency rooms annually after they’ve been overcome by CO exposure, and there are close to 200 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Don’t become part of that statistic — install a carbon monoxide detector, and have Family Danz do a thorough check of all of your heating apparatus. Our trained technicians will inspect your system for any sign of a potential hazard and fix the problem before it becomes a life threatening situation.

And even if we don’t find any trouble, we’ll give you the peace of mind you need for a good night sleep at your home or constructive day at your business, no matter how cold it is outside.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full-service heating and air conditioning contractor, offering sales and service in Niskayuna, N.Y. and all through the Capital District of New York State. If you would like more information on any of our services, call us at 518-427-8685.