November 1-7 is Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week in Alberta. With second (or third?) winter creeping in and heating season is in full swing, it’s time to remind Albertans to protect their homes against CO.
CO is an invisible, silent, odourless toxic gas, often referred to as the ‘silent killer.’ Every year, ATCO responds to more than 3,000 service and emergency calls related to CO, involving improperly operating natural gas appliances, exhaust from vehicles idling in a garage and poorly vented wood-burning fireplaces. It’s extremely hard to detect, and in an enclosed space such as a home or garage, even a small amount can be dangerous. That’s why having a CO alarm can save your life. carbon monoxide
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