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Know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning

As furnaces are turned on across the country, the chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home rises. While the best offense is a good defense (performing regular maintenance on your furnace and installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home), it is still important to know what to do if you notice the signs of […]

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CO Series Pt. 4: A Carbon Monoxide free Home

“Part 4 of the carbon monoxide safety series, in concert with New Berlin Heating and AirWest Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.”A good offense is a great defense. Brought to you by Hogg Heating and Air Conditioning. It’s true in sports and it’s true in home maintenance. When it comes to carbon monoxide, though, it can […]

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CO SERIES: Pt. 3 – Carbon Monoxide Detectors

“Part 3 of the carbon monoxide safety series, in concert with New Berlin Heating and AirWest Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.” This post is brought to you by AirWest. How a CO detector can save your life We’ve all read stories about how CO detectors have saved families from harm. It is a small inexpensive […]

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CO SERIES: Pt. 1 – What is Carbon Monoxide?

Every year, carbon monoxide causes hundreds of deaths in North America and causes illness in thousands more. This silent killer can find its ways into your house without you ever knowing and can cause serious harm to you and your family. The best thing you can do (other than install a carbon monoxide detector in […]

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Carbon Monoxide in the Summer

Carbon monoxide is a big issue for Canadians. We have some very intense winters here in the Great White North and as a result need to use indoor heating during the cold months. The largest amount of carbon monoxide poisonings happen during this time, mostly due to faults in a home’s furnace ventilation system. This […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory

CO Detectors are now mandatory As of today, carbon monoxide detectors are mandatory in all Ontario homes … and we think this is a good thing. Actually, we think this is fantastic. Carbon monoxide kills around 50 people every year in Canada and sends many more to hospital. A lot of these deaths could have […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention – 5 Tips

According to the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs website, more than 50 people die each year of carbon monoxide poisoning in Canada. Hundreds more will be poisoned by this molecule. There are simple precautions that can be taken to minimize the chances of this happening to you or your family, and really, what is more […]

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Carbon Monoxide – Common Questions and Answers

WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odourless, colourless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane do not completely dissipate when burning. WHY IS CARBON MONOXIDE DANGEROUS? CO enters the body through breathing. CO poisoning is often confused with […]

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