Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous / toxic gas that is odourless and colourless.
Potential carbon monoxide sources in the home include improperly-maintained fuel-burning appliances (such as your furnace), vehicle exhaust fumes and wood-burning fireplaces.
The best way to ensure that you and your family are not exposed to carbon monoxide is to eliminate this poisonous gas at the source.
MAKE THE MAINTENANCE OF YOUR FUEL-BURNING APPLIANCES, EQUIPMENT AND VENTING SYSTEMS AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY
Have a trained, certified technician check your furnace, gas, stove, fireplace or fuel-burning appliances on a yearly basis.
Install a tested and CSA-approved alarm on each level of your home. These will warn you of rising levels of CO, giving you and your family time to escape.Without CO alarms, the only way to know if CO is present is when the physical symptoms of CO poisoning become apparent, which could / will be an emergency situation.
If your CO monitor should alarm, phone Dinosaur Gas Co-op. immediately (403 362 5323 24hrs.) and we will help to find the source at no charge.
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