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

Stopping it from happening is the most critical place to start. Doing correct safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Albany.

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

  • Heat up your car outside your garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours running in the small space of a garage. The same is true for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when used correctly but can produce carbon monoxide when run for a long period of time in tight spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, as it produces fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are operating properly, especially your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe heating by requesting yearly furnace maintenance with Roland J. Down Service Experts .