Browsing Tag:Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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…

Winter Safety Check — Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be fatal to people with exposure. It occurs in households when certain fuels, such as natural gas, propane and coal, are not burned completely or vented properly, and can also be produced by items in your household or garage, such as cars, lawn mowers, and portable generators. Outfitting your home with carbon monoxide detectors is the best way to protect you and your family from this hazard.…