Last Wednesday we had a plumber out to check the gas fixtures at our house. And he immediately condemned our heater…claiming that it was malfunctioning so badly that we were being exposed to noxious gasses and it was probably making us quite sick.
Well, as it turned out, we HAD been sick for the past three weeks, with shocking coughs, breathing issues, headaches yada yada. All five of us had been feeling extremely poorly but didn’t quite know what the issue was. A cold we normally shake off in a few days, a 'flu would have had us much sicker.
The space that the heater was meant to heat was vast…around 15m x 6m, a large open-plan living area. Is it really possible that we could have had symptoms of carbon-monoxide poisoning given the area the heater covered, or was our plumber just ‘plumbing’ for the opportunity to install a new heater?
For the record, the old heater was disconnected on Friday and a new one was installed today. And today is the first time I have NOT been coughing my guts up!
Poisoned or coincidence?