Carbon Monoxide poisoning and how to stay safe


Know the symptoms


Exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide can cause flu-like symptoms but without the fever.

If you leave your home and start feeling better, but then feel worse again when you go back, there could be a problem.

Install Carbon Monoxide detectors  near all sleeping areas and test them monthly.

Having detectors in your home is now law and the same fines apply as not having fire alarms. Tickets of $235 or charges that could result in fines up to $50,000 for individuals.

Have an annual inspection of fuel-burning appliances

The TSSA along with Health Canada recommend you have an annual inspection completed on all fuel-burning appliances like furnaces, boilers and fireplaces.

Here’s what’s included in a Direct Energy maintenance inspection:


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2 Responses to “Carbon Monoxide poisoning and how to stay safe”

  1. Bruce says:

    How much does a maintenance inspection generally cost if no repairs are required and the inspection finds no concerns?

    • Dave says:

      Hi Bruce,

      We have two options for maintenances. You can sign up for our annual plan that’s on sale right now for $7.49/month. We make it easy to pay by adding it to your Enbridge bill each month.

      The other option is a one-time maintenance that costs $139 but it is more expensive then the plan. To learn more you can give us a call at 1-800-266-3939.


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