How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
  • Make sure appliances are installed correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have heating system checked annually.
  • Have chimneys and flues inspected annually for blockages, corrosion, and loose connections.
  • Never service fuel-burning appliances without proper knowledge.
  • Never operate a portable generator in an enclosed space such as a garage or house; even with the windows open spaces can trap lethal levels of carbon monoxide (CO).
  • Install a CO alarm that meets the requirements of the current UL 2034 safety standard.
  • Never use portable fuel burning camping equipment inside a home, garage, vehicle or tent unless it is specifically designed for enclosed spaces.
  • Never burn charcoal in an enclosed area.
  • Never leave a vehicle running in a garage; even if the garage door is open.
  • Never use gas appliances to heat your home such as ranges, ovens or clothes dryers.
  • Do not cover the bottom of natural gas or propane ovens with aluminum foil. Doing so blocks the combustion air flow through the appliance and can produce CO.

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1. What is carbon monoxide?
2. What do I do if I suspect I have symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
3. How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
4. What is a carbon monoxide detector?
5. Where should carbon monoxide detectors be installed?
6. What should I do if the alarm sounds?
7. How much do Carbon Monoxide Detectors cost?