Proper selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of your appliances is extremely important in reducing your exposure to indoor pollutants. Providing good ventilation in your home and correctly using your appliances can also reduce your exposure. Make sure appliances are installed according to manufacturer's instructions and local building codes. Most appliances should be installed by professionals. Have the heating system (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually. The inspector should also check chimneys and flues for blockages, corrosion, partial and complete disconnections, and loose connections.

 

   
   
   
 
 
What You Should Know About Combustion Appliances and Indoor Air Pollution
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Proper selection, installation, inspection and maintenance of your appliances are extremely important in reducing your exposure to these pollutants. Providing good ventilation in your home and correctly using your appliance can also reduce your exposure to these pollutants.

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Carbon Monoxide Questions and Answers
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

What should you do to prevent CO poisoning?
 

Make sure appliances are installed according to manufacturer's instructions and local building codes. Most appliances should be installed by professionals. Have the heating system (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually. The inspector should also check chimneys and flues for blockages, corrosion, partial and complete disconnections, and loose connections.

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Protect Your Family
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Carbon Monoxide Detectors are widely available in stores and you may want to consider buying one as a back-up --BUT NOT AS A REPLACEMENT for proper use and maintenance of your fuel-burning appliances.

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