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

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

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

  • Idle your car away from your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours going in the restricted space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heaters. These items are safe when used properly but can produce carbon monoxide when run for an extensive period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, as it creates fumes.
  • Have your chimney examined by a professional. This makes sure chimneys and vents are clear and connected appropriately.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running accurately, particularly your furnace. You can make sure you’re getting efficient, safe heating by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with Komfort Air.