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:
- Respiratory disease
- 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
- Pains in the chest or stomach
- Visual problems
- 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
Please do not risk it. Have your gas heater or appliance serviced every 18-24months in line with Energy Safe Victoria recommendations.
It’s your environment, protect it.