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

Preventing it from happening is the most important place to begin. Doing correct 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:

  • Heat up your car out of your garage. Cars are a large source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the small space of a garage. The same applies for gas equipment like lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t run ovens or grills as heating sources. These items are safe when used properly but can make carbon monoxide when run for an extensive period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t use a gas generator indoors, because 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 receiving efficient, safe operation by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with Komfort Air.