Winter Safety – Indoor Air Quality

Your home is your environment and where you will spend the majority of your life, as such it is essential that you maintain a premium level of indoor air quality for you and your family. Poorly maintained heating and cooking appliances are a primary cause in the increased ‘sick-home’ syndrome that attacks us particularly in the colder months.

Don’t risk your families safety and health this winter, get a winter healthy home check today.

Some of the general health issues that can be attributed to ‘sick-home’ syndrome are:

  • Asthma
  • Respiratory disease
  • Bronchitis
  • Constant headaches
  • Cold and flu type symptoms

More specifically and alarmingly, inefficient and un-serviced gas appliances may be the cause of Carbon Monoxide exposure – The Silent Killer. Every gas appliance must be maintained.

What to look out for

Often mistaken for cold and/ or flu symptoms:

  • Erratic behaviour
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Pains in the chest or stomach
  • Visual problems
  • Disorientation
  • Loss of consciousness

What can happen?

Dependent on age, existing personal health, CO emission strength and exposure time frame:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Impaired judgment and memory
  • Damage to the nervous system
  • Cardiac trauma
  • Brain damage
  • Coma
  • Death

Please do not risk it. Have your gas heater or appliance serviced every 18-24months in line with Energy Safe Victoria recommendations.

Call the Team at HeatCool today on (03) 9797 0505 and ensure your environment is as safe and healthy as possible.

It’s your environment, protect it.