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

Preventing it from happening is the most critical place to start. Taking appropriate safety precautions will reduce your chances of carbon monoxide poisoning in Longmont.

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

  • Warm up your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours running in the confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment including lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when run properly but can make carbon monoxide when run for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a specialist. This ensures chimneys and vents are clear and connected correctly.
  • Check gas appliances are operating correctly, particularly your heater. You can ensure efficient, safe comfort by booking regular furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.