A Personal Story on the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares a personal story on the dangers of carbon monoxide and how an operational CO detector could be the difference between life and death.
- Ideally, a carbon monoxide detector should be installed on every level of the home. It’s especially important to place one near combustion appliances like a furnace, water heater, gas stove, or gas fireplace.
- Ensure batteries are changed twice per year, even on models that are hardwired or plugged in to an outlet.
- Replace the entire carbon monoxide detector every five years.