Inspect Your Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
Carbon monoxide fumes are invisible, odorless, and can lead to serious consequences if you’re exposed. Having a working CO detector will ensure you’re protected should you find yourself dealing with a leak. When functioning properly, a carbon monoxide detector will warn you of an improperly burning gas heater or a blocked chimney. We typically inspect smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year, but we recommend that you perform a couple inspections on your own as well.
Instructions on how to check and test your detector can be found in the manufacturer’s guide. These alarms have a limited lifetime, so you’ll want to make sure you know the expiration date beforehand.