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Flu-like Symptoms or
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

ASK Ken Justo 2017-06-26T20:51:39+00:00


I recently read the symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning are similar to the Flu. How can I protect my family?

— Terrified Dad

A simple carbon monoxide (CO) alarm could save your life. ASI Hastings Heating Air & Solar puts the safety of our customers first. Our technicians routinely check for CO detectors in every home and make sure it is fully operational. Before reaching for a pain reliever because you think you have the flu; one should know the symptoms they are experiencing may not be a virus but something much more life-threatening as symptoms of CO poisoning often mimic the flu.

People who are sleeping can die before ever experiencing symptoms of CO. There are some very simple steps to avoid carbon monoxide exposure. Fuel burning fire places, gas heaters and furnaces all emit lethal CO if not properly ventilated. Having a furnace tune-up and safety check each winter season is inexpensive and necessary. Also, never use a gas grill or gas-powered generator inside a closed garage and never warm up a car inside of an attached garage as fumes are capable of seeping into the home.

Above all, install carbon monoxide alarms in the home, one near the kitchen and one near the bedrooms. Don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-481-2665, on use our online contact form for your Furnace Tune-Up and Safety Inspection. It is so simple and can save a loved one’s life.


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