Carbon Monoxide Know The Signs

Carbon Monoxide Know The Signs

Gas Wise encourages you to protect your family from Carbon Monoxide poisoning by installing a Carbon Monoxide Detector.


What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Carbon Monoxide, is known as the 'silent killer'. Tragically a number of people  die each year from its poisoning fumes and hundreds more are seriously injured, with the elderly and young particularly at risk. The gas has no taste, colour or smell and can kill without warning in a matter of hours. Symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, nausea and exhaustion can often be mistaken for flu, even by medical professionals.

Tips on how to protect yourself and your family

  • Make sure rooms and heaters are well ventilated.
  • Have your chimneys and flues checked regularly to prevent them from becoming blocked.
  • Make sure your boiler and heaters are maintained and serviced to ensure they are working properly.
  • Buy a Carbon Monoxide alarm/detector.
  • The detector will measure the concentration of Carbon Monoxide in a room and sound an alarm if the CO concentration is higher than permitted.

Suspect a Carbon Monoxide leak?

Call the Bord Gais emergency line on 1850 20 50 50, turn off the gas supply, open doors and windows and leave the property.

A couple of facts on why you should get your boiler serviced annually:

1. Servicing your gas boiler annually could improve your overall heating efficiency by 10% saving you up to €150 per year.

2.The benefits of servicing your boiler include:

  • Saves you money by reducing your heating costs.
  • Reduces CO2 emissions while benefiting the environment.
  • Gives you peace of mind by improving your boiler’s reliability and safety.


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