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

Stopping it from happening is the most important place to begin. Doing proper safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Kingston.

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

  • Idle your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so never leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t operate ovens or grills for heat. These appliances are safe when used right but can make carbon monoxide when used for a long period of time in little spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney inspected by a specialist. This confirms chimneys and vents are clear and connected correctly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running accurately, including your heater. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by scheduling yearly furnace maintenance with Kingston Home Services by Enercare.