The “dirty dozen” carbon monoxide myths.
Myth #1 A furnace with a cracked heat exchanger will definitely produce carbon monoxide and poses an immediate danger. (Wrong!)
Myth #2 A gas furnace with a good heat exchanger will NOT produce carbon monoxide and my family is safe. (Dead Wrong!)
Myth #3 An improperly adjusted gas furnace will cause carbon monoxide poisoning. (Wrong!)
Myth #4 A carbon monoxide detector will always protect my family from CO issues. (Wrong!)
Myth #5 If I sleep with my window slightly open, I’m safe from CO poisoning. (Wrong!)
Myth #6 Carbon monoxide issues only pertain to gas appliances. (Wrong!)
Myth #7 Faulty gas appliances cause CO poisoning that leaves hundreds of people dead each year. (Wrong!)
Myth #8 CO is only caused by incomplete fuel combustion. (Wrong!)
Myth #9 Un-vented gas heaters are NOT safe to operate indoors. (Wrong!)
Myth #10 There are NO long-term effects from carbon monoxide exposure. (Wrong!)
Myth #11 Your doctor can identify and help you through carbon monoxide poisoning.
Myth #12 The guy with the CO tester must be right. (Way Wrong!)