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

Stopping it from happening is the most essential place to begin. Doing appropriate safety precautions will reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Calgary.

Here are a couple steps you can take to keep your family safe:

  • Idle your car away from your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never leave yours going in the small space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when operated correctly but can produce carbon monoxide when used for an extensive period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t operate a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a pro. This verifies chimneys and vents aren’t clogged and connected properly.
  • Verify gas appliances are operating accurately, especially your furnace. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by scheduling annual furnace maintenance with A1 Chesney Service Experts.