Often referred to as “The Silent Killer,” Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be lethal in high concentrations. It is commonly released by poorly-vented or malfunctioning appliances.

Symptoms of CO Poisoning

Be alert for the following symptoms, which could indicate CO exposure:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Flu-like symptoms

What to Do If You Suspect CO Exposure

  1. Immediate Action: If you believe you’re being affected by CO, move to fresh air immediately and call emergency services.
  2. Non-Emergency Situations: If the situation isn’t an immediate emergency, please call Bow River Gas Co-op at 403-654-2233. Our team will inspect the appliance in question for leaks.

Safety Measures

  • CO Testing: We offer CO testing monitors and can visit your residence at any time to conduct a test.
  • CO Monitors: If you’re concerned about the risk of CO poisoning, consider purchasing a CO Monitor from Bow River Gas Co-op. We can also assist with installation.

Prevention Tips

  • Qualified Professionals: Always use licensed gas fitters for repairs on your natural gas appliances.
  • Regular Maintenance: Keep your appliances in good working order to minimize the risk of CO leaks.