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CO Alarms

In Ontario, over 65% of all carbon monoxide deaths and injuries occur in homes.

 

Sources of Carbon Monoxide

Many Ontario households have, on average, 4–6 fuel-burning appliances that produce carbon monoxide.

These appliances include:

• Furnace

• Water heater

• Fireplace

• Portable Fuel-Fired Generators

• Dryer

• Barbecue

• Stove

• Portable Fuel-Fired

• Heaters

 

Sources of Carbon Monoxide

  1. Many Ontario households have, on average, 4–6 fuel-burning appliances that produce carbon monoxide.

These appliances include:

• Furnace

• Water heater

• Fireplace

• Portable Fuel-Fired

Generators

• Dryer

• Barbecue

• Stove

• Portable Fuel-Fired

Heaters

 

Safety Checklist

  1. Get an annual inspection for all fuel-burning appliances in your home.
  2. Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered fuel contractor near you.
  3. Check that outside furnace vents are not blocked.
  4. Never use a portable fuel-burning appliance or device in an enclosed space.
  5. If your home has a fuel-burning appliance or attached garage, install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to each sleeping area.
  6. If your condo or apartment building has
  7. a service room, carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in the service room and adjacent to each sleeping area of all condo/ apartment units above, below and beside the service room.
  8. If your condo/apartment building has a garage, carbon monoxide alarms must be installed adjacent to each sleeping area of all condo/apartment units above, below and beside the garage.
  9. For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every storey of the home according to manufacturer’s instructions.

 

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