Gas appliances, such as water heaters, furnaces, and boilers, need plenty of air to operate safely — otherwise, they will produce excessive, deadly carbon monoxide — and because it is odorless, colorless, and toxic, you can’t see, taste, or smell it. Carbon monoxide causes headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue — and can be deadly.
- Schedule an annual appliance inspection, cleaning & tune-up by a qualified specialist
- Inspect vents and chimneys by a qualified expert at least once a year
- Have a technician check the combustion air provisions for your appliances
- Store combustibles and flammables far away from gas appliances