Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
When properly operated and maintained, natural gas heating equipment and appliances are safe and efficient. But if your appliances or heating equipment are not properly operated and vented, carbon monoxide could back up into your living space.
- Install a carbon monoxide detector
- Have a HVAC technician check your heating equipment annually
- Keep the area surrounding your gas appliances clear from clutter or trash
Carbon monoxide detectors may be helpful in your home or business. But remember, a carbon monoxide detector should never be substituted for using equipment safely—which includes having your heating and cooking appliances inspected yearly by a trained professional.
There are many carbon monoxide detectors on the market. Regardless of brand, the detector you purchase should meet current UL standards and must be installed and operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions.