Carbon Monoxide

Choosing a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO2, is called the "Invisible Killer" because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. The dander of CO poisoning is greater during the winter when doors and windows stay closed and fireplaces, gas heater or other fuel burn-ing appliances are in use. In addition, people can also be exposed to deadly CO levels when "warming up" their cars in garages or keeping them running when stuck in snow.

To protect yourself, and your family from these dangers:

Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early warning of carbon monoxide

CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the house

Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory

CO alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and the sound of CO alarms