Sunday, 9 November 2014

Carbon Monoxide Awareness & Giveaway

With the cold days drawing closer, its that time of year again to fire up your central heating.

This is a crucial time for boilers, most people will have had the heating switched off for the summer and will fire it up hoping it comes on so that their family will be toasty and warm.
Without a Carbon Monoxide detector they will have no idea that carbon monoxide may be seeping from their boiler.

Corgi HomePlan are campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep both themselves and their family safe.
Carbon Monoxide detectors cost as little as £15 a small price to pay I think for safety!

Here's what Corgi HomePlan have to say.

"Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas and, as such, it is very difficult to detect and can easily be inhaled without you realising. Being exposed to high concentration levels can be fatal or cause several other long-term health problems such as brain damage. According to NHS statistics, every year in the UK, over 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die.
The most common cause of a carbon monoxide leak is from incorrectly installed or poorly maintained household appliances – such as cookers, heaters and central heating boilers. A blocked flue or chimney can also cause carbon monoxide levels to rise to lethal concentrations in an enclosed space."
There are several warning signs in your home that could mean you have a carbon monoxide issue. 
  • The flame on your cooker should be crisp and blue. Yellow or orange flames mean you need to get your cooker checked
  • Dark staining around or on appliances
  • Sooty marks on the walls around boilers, stoves or the cover of gas fires
  • Pilot lights that frequently go out
  • Increased condensation inside windows
Would you know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness
  • Collapse
  • Loss of consciousness

Corgi have kindly sent me a FireAngel Model Co-9X Detector to giveaway to one of my readers. please enter using the gleam widget below.

The Corgi Website is packed with some great easy to follow advice and tips, make sure you check it out.

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*This post is in collaboration with Corgi HomePlan to help raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning. I received no cash payment but a product in return.*

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