How To Protect Yourself During The Heating Period – Part 1 of 3
How To Protect Yourself During The Heating Period. Following home-heating cover measures will help keep you and your family safe this winter, experts say. “Every year, tragically, relations are burned, start fires, get an electric shock and even die from carbon monoxide poisoning because they weren’t taking proper precautions,” Dr Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in a college message release Dec 2013. According to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, more than 2500 people die and 12600 are injured in bagnio fires in the United States each year.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is another big concern in the fall and winter. The odorless and colorless gas can cause sudden illness and even death. The ACEP offered these sanctuary tips. Check all of your home’s smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to see if they are working properly. If they’re battery operated, change the batteries. There should be one of each model of detector on every floor of your home. Have a professional inspect your gas furnace at least once a year. A furnace with leaks or cracks could release carbon monoxide into your home or cause a fire.