When most of us think about where carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning comes from we think of the gas furnace. You’re right. However, the furnace is just one of many appliances in your home that can produce deadly carbon monoxide. The fireplace, water heater, stove, oven and even your automobile idling in the garage can contribute to fatal levels of CO in your home.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced when fossil fuels including coal, wood, gas and oil are burned. Safety systems are in place to exhaust this dangerous gas from your home but when one of these systems fails, or the appliance is in disrepair the result can be deadly.