Protect yourself and your family
Every household that has fuel-burning appliances needs to be aware of the risks. The best way to protect yourself and your family from CO poisoning is to get your furnace, fireplace, water heater and all other fuel-burning equipment in your home inspected annually and repaired by a Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) registered heating contractor.
Be sure to have CO alarms installed on every level of your home, especially near sleeping areas. Remember, CO alarms will only detect carbon monoxide. Detecting a natural gas leak requires a natural gas or a combined natural gas/CO alarm. You should also regularly ensure outside exhaust vents, flues and chimneys are clear of nests, leaves or any other debris.