- Make sure the flue is open on your fireplace just in case you decide to light the hearth. The ventilation keeps carbon monoxide from entering your home.
- Create a household emergency plan and share it with house guests.
- Install or check carbon monoxide detectors to warn when carbon monoxide concentration levels are high.
- As of 2011, all California single-family homes are required to have carbon monoxide detectors.
- Make sure all carbon monoxide detectors are installed near sleeping areas and common areas.
- Replace the batteries at least twice a year.
- Check expiration dates - most carbon monoxide detectors have a shelf life of five to seven years.
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