What Can be Done to Prevent CO Poisoning?

Preventing CO poisoning is a matter or following these rules. It can prevent a tragedy for you and your family.

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors with audible alarms - install one near the sleeping area. For added protection, install a second monitor at least 15 feet from a furnace.

  • Have a professional check all venting systems annually for proper safety.

  • Have your combustion appliances (stoves, heaters) checked.

  • Never leave a car running in a garage. The carbon monoxide from the car’s exhaust can enter the home - even if the garage door is open.

  • Never use oven or gas ranges for heating purposes.

  • Never use fuel-burning appliances, like a barbecue grill, in a confined area such as the garage or basement.

  • Never burn charcoal inside your home, cabin, recreation vehicle or tent. 

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