A carbon monoxide alarm, or CO alarm, is much more than just a device that provides peace of mind.
Canadians die or are seriously injured by carbon monoxide every year, and many elements that are commonly used in households contain this substance and can pose a risk. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm ensures that you’re alerted of a threat before it’s too late.
Where is Carbon Monoxide Found?
Although it can pose a more dangerous risk, carbon monoxide is like poor indoor air quality: you can’t see it, but if it’s there, it’s a problem. Carbon monoxide is present in several elements that you may use in your home every day. These include:
- Natural gas
- Heating Oil
It is also present in several other substances that are commonly found in homes. A carbon monoxide alarm is the only way to know for sure when there is a threat from any of these, and is the best way to ensure you’re kept safe day and night.
Where Should I Put a Carbon Monoxide Alarm?
It’s safest to install a carbon monoxide alarm outside of primary sleeping areas and on each level of your home. Doing so will ensure maximum protection, and will help increase the chances that you and everyone else in your house are alerted of a threat so you can get to safety in time.
ClimateCare and the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation: Keeping You Aware
In order to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning and help homeowners understand the risk that carbon monoxide poses, ClimateCare has partnered with the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to carbon monoxide education and safety. We’ve done this so we can continue to ensure individuals know where carbon monoxide can come from, the dangers associated with it and why it’s so crucial to install a carbon monoxide alarm in the home.
Talk to a ClimateCare Expert to Learn More
If you don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home, it’s recommended you get one immediately. Find a Toronto Area climateCare member today to learn more.
ClimateCare has partnered with the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation, an organization dedicated to carbon monoxide education and safety. Together, we’re working to ensure that no one ever has to suffer from CO poisoning again.