- Install a carbon monoxide detector, which will warn you when concentrations become dangerously high. California law requires owners of all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide detectors within the home. Owners of multi-family dwellings must comply by Jan. 1, 2013.
- Place detectors near sleeping areas, where they can wake you if you are asleep.
- Never use products inside the home that generate dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, such as generators, barbecues, propane heaters and charcoal.
- When using the fireplace to stay warm, make sure the flue is open so that the byproducts of combustion can vent safely through the chimney.
- Ensure that generators are properly installed and operated outdoors. For more generator safety tips, visit www.pge.com/generator.
- Do not idle cars inside the garage, and do not allow snow to block tailpipe emissions when operating a vehicle outdoors.
- Make sure water heaters and other natural gas appliances have proper ventilation. Older appliances and room heaters that are not vented externally should be inspected annually.
- As part of customers' gas service, PG&E representatives are available to inspect gas appliances and make sure they are working safely. To schedule an inspection, customers can visit the "My Energy" feature at www.pge.com or call 1-800-743-5000.
As Cold Front Approaches, PG&E Shares Safety Tips On Home Heating And Carbon Monoxide
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