Winter Home Heating

Safe Home Heating

As winter drags on in Ontario, we have some reminders for you.  Whether you live in a high rise building, the suburbs or rurally, you can take steps to be safer in your warm home.

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Carbon Monoxide

Always make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector installed in your home. Homes and apartments that contain at least one fuel-burning appliance (e.g., gas water heater or gas furnace), fireplace or an attached garage, require a carbon monoxide alarm.  Carbon monoxide is produced by these as well as BBQ's, generators and automobiles. 

Proper placement of your carbon monoxide alarm is important. The carbon monoxide alarm must be located adjacent to all sleeping areas of the home to increase the likelihood that sleeping occupants will hear it if it goes off.   

 

Stay safe this winter and all year long.