What can be done to protect my home from carbon monoxide?

Prevention is the most critical place to start. Doing appropriate safety precautions will decrease your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in Gainesville.

Here are a couple steps you can take to protect your family:

  • Warm up your car outside your garage. Cars are a major source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so don’t leave yours on in the confined space of a garage. The same goes for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
  • Don’t use ovens or grills as heating sources. These items are safe when operated properly but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extended period of time in small spaces.
  • Don’t run a gas generator indoors, because it makes fumes.
  • Have your chimney checked by a professional. This verifies chimneys and vents are clear and connected properly.
  • Confirm gas appliances are running accurately, particularly your heater. You can make sure you’re receiving efficient, safe operation by scheduling regular furnace maintenance with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.