Smoke alarms can save your life and the lives of the ones you love. You should also have at least one working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Replace the batteries in your alarm each fall and each spring when the time changes.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
If you heat with gas you should have a carbon monoxide alarm. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is produced whenever fuel is burned, such as in a furnace or a car. Sometimes carbon monoxide can build up inside and poison people and pets that breathe it. Early symptoms include headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. Sometimes people describe the symptoms as “flu-like.” If you breathe in a lot of CO it can make you pass out or kill you. People who are sleeping can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms.