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What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?

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Carbon Dioxide is a colourless, odourless gas which is extremely poisonous. CO has result which your solid fuel burner is malfunctioning or even from burning the fuel incorrectly. If you have a solid fuel burner or fire in your open it is advisable to be familiar with the symptoms of CO poisoning, which are

  • Headaches
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Chest Pains
  • Stomach Pains
  • Visual Problems

If you suspect that CO is escaping from your combustion appliance or your CO alarm goes off follow these steps

  • Turn the appliance off
  • Open doors and windows for ventilation
  • Leave the building and wait for the air to clear
  • If you feel unwell, go to the doctor or hospital
  • Before you use the appliance contact an approved HETAS Registered Installer (like us)
  • Do not use the appliance until you are told it is safe

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Are you checking your CO Alarm?

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Carbon Monoxide is an extremely poisonous gas that can be present in the fumes of wood, gas, oil or biomass fuels which is not burnt correctly. The gas is colourless and odourless making it difficult to detect.

If you have a solid fuel burner you must have a CO alarm fixed is a permanent position in the same room as the appliance. As a registered HETAS installer we are fully aware of the all of the regulations regarding positioning your CO alarm.

We recommend testing your CO Alarm every week and we would also suggest that you familiarise yourself with the symptoms of CO poisoning (Read Carbon Monoxide Poisoning)