Carbon Monoxide
The Silent Killer

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as The Silent Killer because you can't smell it, see it or taste it.
But it can harm or kill you.
In Ontario, over 65% of all CO deaths and injuries occur in homes.

How do I protect myself from Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

A few key actions can help protect you and your family against this silent killer.

Fireplaces

Annual inspection of your fuel-burning appliances.

Find a TSSA-certified technician near you

Fireplaces

Install and regularly test carbon monoxide alarms in your home.

Learn more about proper installation and testing

What are the sources of Carbon Monoxide in my home?

Many Ontario households have, on average, 4-6 fuel-burning appliances that produce Carbon Monoxide.

Fireplaces

Fireplaces

Dryer

Dryer

Stove

Stove

Furnace

Furnace

Water Heater

Water Heater

BBQ

BBQ

Portable Generator

Portable Generator

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What should I ask my contractor?

Read our inspection tip sheet to make sure you're asking the right questions

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Have all your fuel-burning appliances inspected annually.

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(Lambton County; Chatham-Kent County; St. Thomas)

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