Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning this Winter
The risk of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning increases during winter months due to cold temperatures forcing home heating systems to run longer and more frequently. Often called the silent killer, CO is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.
To help prevent CO poisoning, the Lombard Fire Department recommends installing CO alarms on every level of the home if your home has fuel-burning appliances or an attached garage. Please do not hesitate to call 911 at any time if you think there may be a CO problem in your home. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to CO.