It’s odorless, colorless, and dangerously lethal. Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer because it’s so difficult to detect. More than 400 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Even though it’s extremely dangerous, there are still several ways you can safeguard your home and protect your family from an accidental poisoning. Anthony PHC will measure the CO level in your home during your heating tune-up.
- Make sure you have a working CO detector on every floor of your home.
- Test your CO alarms once a month.
- Make sure you know what sound your CO alarm makes when it’s set off.
- If your CO alarms do sound, make sure everyone gets outside where they can get fresh air.
- Never start your car to warm it up inside of a closed space like a garage. Always move your car outside first. (Anthony’s Auto-Ray Garage Heater prevents cold cars)
- During and after a big snowstorm, make sure the outside vents from your dryer, furnace, and stove are clear of obstruction.
- Open your damper in your fireplace for proper ventilation before lighting a fire.
- Gas and charcoal grills can produce CO, so only use them outside.