Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Giveaway: Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Some new research conducted by npower has uncovered some truly shocking statistics. Although 95% of people in the UK know what Carbon Monoxide is, only 5.5% can identify the most common symptoms. I've written about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide before, and I was really keen to work with npower on this campaign. I've put some of those findings into an infographic:

carbon monoxide awareness infographic

Particularly worrying was how low understanding of CO was among those in the private rental sector. Social landlords, of course, are highly regulated and closely inspected while private landlords, to put it bluntly, are not. It became a legal requirement in October 2015 for private landlords to fit a CO alarm in rooms that are used as living accommodation which also contain an appliance that burns, or is capable of burning solid fuel, and best practice states that a CO alarm should be fitted near a gas boiler.

The figure show that at least 35% of private rentals are lacking a CO alarm, and tenants in a further 11% are unsure whether they have an alarm or not. One in seven tenants incorrectly thought you would be able to smell carbon monoxide - highlighting the need for those alarms! Find out how aware you are of the dangers with npower's 'Spot the Hazards' quiz.

If you need a CO alarm, check out npower's new Protect and Fix April 2018 tariff which, in addition to fixing your energy prices until April 2018, also comes with two Nest carbon monoxide alarms (RRP £89.99 each) for free. Or, you can get up to five entries in my carbon monoxide alarm giveaway by filling out the Gleam form below.


Win a Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Please note that the prize is a regular CO alarm, not a Nest alarm.


140 comments:

  1. One of them is headaches. It's actually always scared me as the symptoms are similar to a migraine so you wouldn't necessarily know that it was co2 poisoning. It's why it's good to have an alarm, which I keep telling my family.

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    1. Exactly - you could just keep chalking it up to something else until it's too late. x

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  2. Breathlessness is a sympton

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  3. Dizziness. Great blog post, very important subject that everybody needs to stay aware of. x

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    1. It can act so quickly, that's the really scary part to me. x

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  4. feeling dizzy and having headaches x

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  5. Headaches (partner gives me one of these on a regular occasion) lol

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  6. should be law for all appliances not just solid fuel ones

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  7. Headaches and feeling dizzy

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  8. Nicola Edwards3 April 2016 at 20:48

    Headaches

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  9. Nausea

    ~ Anthony G

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  10. This is something that really scares me as the symptoms can be very similar to flu like headaches

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  11. Dawn Wilkinson5 April 2016 at 10:41

    Headaches

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  12. Headaches dizziness tiredness feeling generally unwell

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  13. Steve Miles:

    Headaches in some people, loss of conciousness in others.

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  14. Dizziness

    trevor linvell

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  15. Pam Francis Gregory11 April 2016 at 21:32

    Headaches

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  16. my friend had this and had really bad headaches and confusions

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  17. Feeling unexpectedly constantly drowsy

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  18. Headaches and nausea (can be misinterpreted for migraines)

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  19. Not so well known is chest pain.

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  20. Collapse - Thank you for the opportunity to win this fantastic prize! Good luck everybody.

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  21. Philip Underwood12 April 2016 at 20:32

    You will die!

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  22. Headaches, dizziness, nausea.....

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  23. Gemma Mason-Rogers13 April 2016 at 13:52

    Headaches

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  24. Nausea. These alarms are just as important as smoke alarms

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  25. Headaches

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  26. Nausea. These alarms are just as important as smoke alarms

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  27. Pauline Burroughs13 April 2016 at 17:01

    Headaches

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  28. Dizziness
    George Williamson

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  29. headaches and feeling unwell

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  30. Headaches are one of the symptoms

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