Detect Carbon Monoxide
If you suspect carbon monoxide, contact our emergency response personnel 24 hours a day at 1-866-222-2068.
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas produced as a by-product of combustion when common fuel-burning appliances and equipment that use natural gas, oil, wood, propane, and kerosene, don’t get enough air to burn completely. When inhaled, carbon monoxide binds to the hemoglobin of your blood cells, preventing oxygen from being adsorbed. Installing carbon monoxide alarms is an essential step in detecting carbon monoxide and warning building occupants.
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure?
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to those of the common flu. The young, the elderly, or the infirm are most quickly affected by carbon monoxide. Exposure time and concentrations will affect the severity of any of the following symptoms:
If any of these symptoms are present and if the symptoms are less evident or disappear altogether when you leave the area, it could be the result of carbon monoxide exposure. Take immediate action to prevent further exposure.
What to do if you suspect carbon monoxide or your carbon monoxide alarm sounds:
Only re-enter the area when advised it is safe to do so by an AltaGas Utilities representative or Fire Department staff. If you are unsure, Contact Us.