What can be done to protect my home from carbon monoxide?

Stopping it from happening is the most critical place to begin. Taking proper safety precautions will lower your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in the Niagara Region.

Here are a few steps you can take to protect your family:

  • Heat up your car out of your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the small space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These appliances are safe when used properly but can make carbon monoxide when run for a long period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, since it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a pro. This ensures chimneys and vents are clear and connected correctly.
  • Verify gas appliances are working accurately, including your heating system. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by booking routine furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.