Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, tasteless, and odourless gas that that is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, gasoline, wood, or other bio-fuels. Examples of these fuel-burning devices include home furnaces, fireplaces, wood stoves, kitchen stoves or grills, gas barbeques, etc. Older and improperly installed gas burning appliances can fill your home with carbon monoxide and can cause flu-like symptoms. Higher doses can cause unconsciousness or death.

If your carbon monoxide detector activates, call 9-1-1 and immediately remove everyone from your house.