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Fire Dept Recommends That Furnaces Get Checked Before The Heating Season

Posted: 2018-09-28 07:39:12 By: hbr

Muskoka Fire Prevention Officers are reminding residents in Muskoka to have their annual maintenance performed on their fuel-burning appliances.

Make sure furnaces and other fuel burning appliances are well maintained and inspected by a professional at least once a year.

Carbon monoxide (also known as CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, toxic gas produced when carbon-based fuels are incompletely burned such as wood, propane, natural gas, heating oil, gasoline and charcoal and can only be detected with a carbon monoxide alarm.

The Fire Dept says it's the law to have an alarm installed near each sleeping area in the home or cottage.

The Fire Dept says a carbon monoxide alarm is a good second line of defense, but it's not a substitute for the proper care and maintenance of your fuel - burning appliances.