From cosiness is danger: fireplaces, stoves and oil heaters can quickly become a carbon monoxide source. The air duty with the chemical formula CO arises when carbon-containing fuels burn incomplete. The reasons for this can be varied – from technical defects about lack of maintenance to clogged exhaust pipes.

Before the invisible gas, a co-detector warns. If this alarm suggests, you should be sure – and be sure to check how it came to the increased high co-amount.

For whom co-detectors are important and what to look for during the installation, Claudia Groettschel explains, spokeswoman the initiative “CO makes K.O.”.

What exactly does a co-detector protect?

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Groetschel: Carbon monoxide is a breath that is neither seen, smelling can still taste. Only technical equipment – more concrete Said Co-detectors – can track it and draw attention to a dangerous co-concentration in the room air.

If you do not notice this, there is a carbon monoxide poisoning – with flu-like symptoms, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. At worst, she leads to unconsciousness and even death.