Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas which is produced when fossil fuels burn inefficiently. The most common sources are faulty boilers, gas fires and cookers. Known as the silent killer, due to its lack of colour, taste and smell, carbon monoxide is invisible to the human senses, which is why CO alarms are so important. Each year in the UK alone, over 200 people are hospitalised with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, which leads to around 60 deaths.
All properties with fuel-burning appliances, such as a gas boiler, open fire or a gas cooker in the kitchen should have a CO alarm. Our Safe & Warm Adviser can supply alarms as part of our energy advice package and offer advice on how best to use them, including what to do if your alarm sounds. Contact us for further details.