1. Have all heating equipment installed properly, and have your home’s heating system inspected by a professional prior to turning the heat on when cold weather season begins.
  2. Low level carbon monoxide monitors should be installed in all homes and in apartments. When a CO detector goes off, assume that a real CO danger is present and get all persons and pets out of the structure immediately.
  3. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for proper installation of your CO detector.
  4. Do not attempt to heat your home by turning on the oven or clothes dryer and leaving its door open.
  5. Never let a car engine run inside a closed space such as a garage. Drive out promptly after starting the car, and turn the car engine off as soon as you drive into an enclosed space. Never have a garage door closed with a running vehicle inside, even for a few seconds.