Carbon Monoxide Safety

According to the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill-SB183), all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source, as well as owners of multi-family leased or rental buildings, must have carbon monoxide alarms installed.

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors and check their batteries regularly. (look for long-life alarms with lithium batteries).
  • Never burn charcoal inside a home, garage, vehicle, or tent.
  • Never leave a car running in an attached garage, even with the garage door open.
  • Never use gas appliances, such as ovens or clothes dryers, to heat your home.
  • Never operate fuel-burning appliances without vents in any room where people are sleeping.
  • Do not cover the bottom of natural gas or propane ovens with aluminum foil as, doing so blocks the combustion air flow through the appliance and can produce carbon monoxide.