April 11, 2016 Posted by Tiffany Wilson

Learn and Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Napoleon gas fireplaces are manufactured by Napoleon Company, a trusted brand for efficient gas fireplaces. Napoleon gas fireplaces are trusted by most houses today because of its credibility in providing warmth and comfort for many homes during the cold winter season. Napoleon gas fireplaces have a variety of designs that will surely fit whatever budget that you have. You are also guaranteed of quality customer service in case you will experience problems with the Napoleon gas fireplaces.

However, we could not deny that unnecessary accidents do happen. What we can do is to prevent the happening. Like for example, my friend's little son Jacob, mistakenly played with the natural gas fireplace and turned it on at its highest level without the knowledge of his parents. Good thing, the aunt entered the living room to check on her bag when she noticed Jacob while playing with the natural gas fireplace and untoward accident was prevented.

How do we prevent it then? Napoleon gas fireplaces can be surrounded by a gate or glass doors can be installed. Other accessories can also be attached to enhance the safety of the natural gas fireplace.

One foremost issue about fireplaces is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. The burning of fuels produces carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is also called carbonous oxide under en.wikipedia.org, and is defined as a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas which is slightly lighter than air. It is highly toxic to humans and animals in higher quantities, although it is also produced in normal animal metabolism in low quantities, and is thought to have some normal biological functions. Likewise en.wikepedia.org also provides that Carbon monoxide is a major atmospheric pollutant in some urban areas, chiefly from the exhaust of internal combustion engines (including vehicles, portable and back-up generators, lawn mowers, power washers, etc.), but also from improper burning of various other fuels (including wood, coal, charcoal, oil, paraffin, propane, natural gas, and trash). Thus, natural gas fireplace may emit carbon monoxide if the fuel is improperly burned.

The preliminary symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning which my come from a natural gas fireplace includes but not limited to the following, are: dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea and irregular breathing. The symptoms may be similar to having flu less the fever. You may only experience the symptoms when you are inside the house or the place where the natural gas fireplace is located and may be gone when you are outside the house.

When you feel that you are experiencing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning from the natural gas fireplace, first, you have to get out of the room or house where the fireplace is located. Second, make sure that a physician checks on you and get the necessary treatment immediately.

Napoleon gas fireplaces are trusted when it comes to quality and safety, but it wouldn't hurt to include additional safety measures in preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. Install a smoke alarm or a carbon monoxide detector placed near the napoleon gas fireplaces. Have your natural gas fireplace checked by a professional like a licensed gas plumber to determine whether there are leakages on you natural gas fireplace. Have the chimneys inspected and cleaned at least once a year or before you start burning fires or heating up the room. Tune up the system. When in use, make sure that the Napoleon gas fireplaces vent properly, that is to allow gas to escape from enclosed areas and to let the air circulate.