Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas that can kill you. CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, water heaters, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. CO symptoms are often described as “flu-like.” People who are sleeping can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms.
Every home should have CO detectors installed. We recommend one on each level of the house and one outside of the sleeping areas.