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

Prevention is the most crucial place to begin. Taking correct safety precautions will reduce your likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning in Girard.

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

  • Heat up your car out of your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours on in the small space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These items are safe when run properly but can produce carbon monoxide when on for an extended period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, since it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a specialist. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected correctly.
  • Check gas appliances are operating correctly, including your furnace. You can ensure efficient, safe operation by booking yearly furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.