23 Dec 2010
Carbon monoxide safety tips
In Jan. 2007, an Illinois law was passed requiring all homes to have at least one carbon monoxide (CO) detector in operating condition within 15 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes.
Burkardt’s L.P. Gas recommends installing both a propane and a CO detector in your home for your safety.
Symptoms of CO poisoning:
- Irregular breathing
Detectors provide an additional measure of security and are an inexpensive way to insure your family’s safety.
We recommend purchasing a detector that provides an LCD read-out of the actual CO level (Kidde Nighthawk) as well as the propane and CO detectors from your local hardware store. Be sure the units you buy are listed by Underwriters Laboratories (look for the UL symbol on the package).
To be sure propane gas detectors operate properly, install and maintain them as the manufacturer recommends.
Please contact us any time you have a question, or if you would like more information about Carbon Monoxide detectors or propane safety. That’s why we’re here.