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

Preventing it from happening is the most important place to begin. Taking proper safety precautions will lower your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Windsor.

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 do not leave yours running in the restricted space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These appliances are safe when used right but can create carbon monoxide when run for an extended period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This confirms chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected properly.
  • Check gas appliances are working accurately, especially your furnace. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe heating by booking annual furnace maintenance with Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts.
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