Carbon Monoxide Safety

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning with These Tips

Keeping your home safe and protected from any and all dangers is arguably the most important thing we do as homeowners. However, even after all of our efforts there can still be gaps. Gaps that many homeowners don’t realize they’re missing.

 

Odourless and colourless, people are familiar with carbon monoxide, but there is a lot that homeowners don’t realize about it. As an example, there are several common household appliances that emit carbon monoxide, and when they aren’t properly vented or maintained, they can build up within your home.

 

Keep your home comfortable and carbon monoxide free with these tips.

  1. Never burn charcoal inside your home or garage, and make sure to keep burning wood and charcoal away from vehicles and open doors or windows.
  2. Other than a furnace, never use any gas appliance (oven, stove, clothes dryer, etc.) to heat your home.
  3. Install carbon monoxide detectors near every sleeping area inside your home.
  4. Don't leave your car running in the garage, even if the garage door is open.
  5. Get a tune-up from the experts at Mersey to ensure your furnace runs safely and reliably during the peak heating season.

 

The quality of air in your home and safety is very important to us, which is why we work to keep you knowledgeable. Read up on these five tips to help keep your family safe during the year, and if you want to get started on prevention, call Mersey at 416-752-8351.