Carbon Monoxide

The smartest home technology isn’t a robot vacuum or a camera that shows who is at your door. It’s you.

We're used to all sorts of smart devices in our homes that make life easier. But, there's one device that won't just make your life easier, it may save it: a carbon monoxide alarm.

Learn more about the invisible, silent and odourless gas and how to protect yourself with the right tools and preventative measures.



Carbon Monoxide: What You Need To Know

Carbon monoxide is responsible for hundreds of deaths every year in Canada. Download the carbon monoxide safety checklist to learn more about how to detect and prevent this invisible, silent and odourless toxic gas.

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Where does CO come from?

Improperly operating natural gas appliances including:

  • Furnace
  • Hot water heater
  • Dryer
  • Range
  • Fireplace


Exhaust from:

  • Gas and diesel vehicles
  • Gas-powered machines
  • Wood-burning fireplaces 

Prevent CO in your home by:

  • Have your fuel-burning appliances checked by a qualified technician regularly according to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Install and regularly test your CO alarm

What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?

  • Headache and dizziness
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Watering and burning eyes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of muscle control

Meet Jodie Santarossa, a CO Survivor