Is it normal to smell a little natural gas?
Is it normal to smell a little natural gas?

Why do I keep smelling natural gas?

Brief episodes of phantom smells or phantosmia — smelling something that's not there — can be triggered by temporal lobe seizures, epilepsy, or head trauma. Phantosmia is also associated with Alzheimer's and occasionally with the onset of a migraine.

Does natural gas trigger carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a gas that comes from household appliances that use gas, including boilers, central heating systems, water heaters, and cookers. Carbon monoxide is formed when fuels like natural gas, coal, or propane experience incomplete combustion.

Do you need a carbon monoxide detector if you have natural gas?

Some people are under the impression a CO detector will also detect natural gas, but that's simply not the case. Merts recommends gas detectors in all homes but especially in homes with multiple gas appliances. This includes fireplaces, stoves & ovens, clothes dryers, and water heaters.

Does natural gas give off carbon monoxide?

Even though natural gas doesn't contain carbon monoxide, it can be produced when there's not enough oxygen present for natural gas, oil, or any other fuel to burn properly.

How many houses explode from gas leaks?

An estimated average of 4,200 home structure fires per year started with the ignition of natural gas. These fires caused an average of 40 deaths per year.

Are natural gas explosions common?

Across the U.S. there are about 286 serious natural gas explosions per year—the type that cause over $50,000 worth of damage, severe injury, or loss of life. Between 1998 and 2017, 15 people per year on average died in incidents related to gas distribution in the U.S.