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Carbon Monoxide 101: What You Need to Know if You Have a Furnace

It’s no secret that carbon monoxide (CO) is dangerous. That’s why it’s highly recommended that each and every homeowner has a working carbon monoxide alarm. Just like a fire alarm, carbon monoxide alarms save lives. Carbon monoxide is produced anytime something burns, such as wood, gasoline, coal, natural gas, or kerosene. So, unless the air is properly filtered out, it builds up to a dangerous level. When you purchase a new furnace, the system is designed so that the furnace burners are contained in the systems heat exchanger. Then, the gas is sent through the flue vent and transported safely out […]

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