Most people don’t realize it, but heavy snowfall like Winter Storm Stella in March pose an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a good idea to make sure carbon monoxide testers are in good working order with fresh batteries, especially during the winter months.
Is Snow Blocking Your Vents?
High efficiency gas burners vent carbon monoxide gas outside the home through vents. So do gas dryers and water heaters. These vents can be blocked by heavy snowfall or drifts from snow shoveling. Family homes are especially home to carbon monoxide poisoning during snowstorm season. And since winter seems to be late to the game but sticking around longer than usual this year, pay extra attention to your carbon monoxide detectors.
This YouTube video provides a handy demonstration on how to make sure your alarm is working properly.