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

Stopping it from happening is the most important step. Taking proper safety precautions will lower your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Canada.

Here are a couple steps you can take to keep your family protected:

  • Idle your car out of your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the small space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills for heat. These items are safe when run properly but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, because it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a specialist. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected appropriately.
  • Verify gas appliances are operating accurately, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe comfort by scheduling routine furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.