Taking Care of Your Family This Winter

Taking Care of Your Family This Winter

Warnings as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week ApproachesCarbon Monoxide Awareness week takes place from the 16th November, here are a few tips and on how to keep your family safe this winter.LPG is one of the cleanest burning fuels on the market. It leaves virtually no soot, and very few sulphur emissions. There have been very few known cases of Carbon Monoxide poisoning from domestic LPG usage compared to other forms of fuel, however there is still a very serious risk.With a typical British winter setting in, the nights are rapidly getting darker and colder and this is the time where we all reach to our thermostats. This means that it is essential to have your boiler and tank checked by a skilled engineer.LPG Homeheat is a family company, and supplies domestic LPG to homes all across the North of England; they offer customers a free annual boiler check. The check is completed by highly qualified engineers and they are all registered with CORGI.Carbon MonoxideHoward Illingworth, Managing Director of the Company said: "We are a family company and we care about our customers, this is why we offer the free boiler check, to help ensure that the people we look after are safe."We try our best to make sure our checks are completed as quickly as possible, but our trusted engineers will always ensure that nothing is left untouched."Carbon Dioxide poisoning can pose a very serious threat to you and your families safety, however it is very easy to prevent tragedy occurring. Make sure you have an audible Carbon Monoxide alarm fitted in your home, do make sure that it is certified to European Standard EN50291.Ensure that you are aware of the symptoms; these can be flu, nausea, tiredness, headaches, and stomach or chest pains.It is also important that you are familiar with the appliances in your home, this enables you to easily notice the tell tale signs of Carbon Monoxide. If you do notice staining, condensation or lazy orange flames, ventilate the area and contact a professional.It is vitally important for these checks to take place and that you have a working Carbon Monoxide detector in your home.These small but important steps can ensure that you and your family have a safe and warm winter.