Family Safety: Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer The winter season is upon us and as we all begin to turn on the heaters in our homes, we should all be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide and what you can to do keep your family safe. We go into a lot of homes as a part of our installation service and we are surprised by how many families lack a simple safety feature like a carbon monoxide detector. This is an essential tool in keeping your family safe. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home is the law in many states and the single most important thing you can do to protect your family at home from carbon monoxide poisoning. See the carbon monoxide fact sheet at the Center For Disease Control and Prevention website for more on what you can do, symptoms, and how it attacks your body. Be sure to check out their main Carbon Monoxide Poisoning site for a wealth of detailed information regarding the subject.   About Carbon Monoxide What is it? Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Where is it found? Carbon monoxide is found in many places all around us. Vehicle exhaust, small gasoline engines like those found in portable generators, gas stoves, burning charcoal and wood, gas ranges and heating systems, just to name a few. Carbon monoxide is found in combustion flames and is frequently overlooked as a danger. Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The most common symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and confusion. In severe cases,the person may lose consciousness or die. CO poisoning can often be mistaken for […]