Ways to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

Heating Season – It’s the time of year when you see stories about the dangers of carbon monoxide in homes and businesses — sad stories about people who have been overcome by the dangerous gas. With a few precautions…many of these accidents can be avoided.

Carbon Monoxide: Silent Killer Downloadable Flyer

Carbon Monoxide gas is known as the “silent killer” because its odorless, colorless, and completely undetectable to the human senses – yet, it can be deadly!

If you have any gas appliances in your home such as a gas-fired furnace, boiler, water heater, or stove, to protect your family and pets from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, you need a CO Detector installed in key locations on every floor of a home.


Here are some additional recommendations and precautions to prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

  • Have a trained professional inspect, clean, and tune-up your central heating system (furnaces, flues, and chimneys) annually.
  • Check chimneys, flues and vents for leakage and blockage
  • Check all vents to furnaces, water heaters, boilers and other fuel-burning appliances to make sure they are not loose or disconnected
  • Inspect vent pipes on heating systems
  • Inspect appliances for adequate ventilation. A supply of fresh air is important to help carry pollutants up the chimney, stovepipe or flue, and is necessary for the complete combustion of any fuel.
  • Make sure ventilation air openings aren’t blocked
  • Never place a generator inside
  • Never use gas appliances such as ranges, ovens to heat your home
  • Never keep a car running while parked in the garage– even when the garage door is open.

As a certified contractor for the National Comfort Institute, M.E. Flow recommends, sells, and installs the NSI 3000 LOW LEVEL MONITOR  for carbon monoxide detection.  During your heating tune-up talk with your HVAC service technician about having one installed.

If you do detect carbon monoxide, get out to the house and call the fire department!

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The Signs and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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