As the days get colder and we start kicking our furnaces into high gear, it’s more important than ever to watch out for carbon monoxide leaks. 

Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless toxic gas which kills over 300 Canadians a year, with many others ending up in the hospital. Symptoms of CO exposure range from headaches, dizziness, weakness, burning eyes, nausea, and loss of muscle control – to name only a few!

Yikes. But how exactly are you supposed to “watch out” for something invisible? We’re glad you asked…

Carbon monoxide alarms are the only reliable way to detect a CO leak, and it’s no exaggeration to say they save lives. In fact, it could be the smartest device in your home!

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You can get a CO alarm from any local home improvement store, and with proper maintenance, you can rest easy knowing you’ll have ample warning in case of a carbon monoxide leak.

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ATCO has a handy checklist to help you learn more about how to detect and prevent this invisible threat, and you can download it online for free. 

Nothing matters more than the safety of your family, so why not knock off a little inspection to make sure your home is in the clear? 

Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning with a checklist and a maybe snazzy new alarm to go with it. 

Safety first, right?