How to Check the Status of Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports 10,000 people become ill each year and 1,500 die because of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Fortunately, you can avoid it by installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home and checking their status to ensure they’re in good working order. Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that’s produced by common gas or oil appliances such as a furnace, water heater, and oven. The trace amounts…

You Should Check and Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall


Along with the standard preventive maintenance you should schedule on your heating system this fall, you should also take the time for another vital safety check on your carbon monoxide detector. These devices, along with smoke detectors, are essential for keeping your family safe if you use any devices that burn fuel to produce heat, such as heating systems. The Risks of Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced as a byproduct of combustion, which means that anything that burns…