Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
- Have your heating system, water heater, and all fuel-burning appliances checked by a trained professional at the beginning of every winter.
- Have your chimney inspected or cleaned every year.
- Never leave your car idling in the garage, even if the garage door is open.
- Keep a window cracked in a room that contains a fuel-burning appliance to avoid CO buildup.
- Never use a barbecue grill, charcoal grill, or gas camp stove indoors.
- Never use your oven or gas range to heat the room or your home.
- Never use a generator inside of your home, garage, or basement; when using a generator outside, keep it away from all windows, doors, and vents.
- Perhaps the most important action to take is to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home, including at least one battery operated CO detector in case the power goes out. Check or replace the batteries in your CO detectors twice a year.