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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Crucial in Winter

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Carbon monoxide detectors became more important in the winter season. Carbon monoxide detectors became more important in the winter season.
The only way to detect carbon monoxide for certain is through a detector, so remember to change your batteries when needed. The only way to detect carbon monoxide for certain is through a detector, so remember to change your batteries when needed.

As cold temperatures roll in, along with it comes a silent killer in homes every winter.

Carbon monoxide detectors became more important in the winter season. As you try to stay warm , more appliances in your homes are used. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas known as the silent killer. It's a product of burnt organic fuels, and officials say its important to check appliances such as water heaters and natural gas heaters regularly.

"Flu-like symptoms," Lima Firefighter Paramedic Matthew Hammons started. "One thing to keep an eye on is if you have a prolonged headache and you notice you get headaches at home, or you feel nauseous when you're at home. That's when you should go ahead and call the fire department and we'll come check out your appliances for you."

The only way to detect carbon monoxide for certain is through a detector, so remember to change your batteries when needed.

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