Where does Carbon Monoxide Come From?

July 31, 2008

Any fuel-burning appliance that is malfunctioning or improperly installed can create carbon monoxide. 

  • Furnaces, gas range/stove, gas clothes dryer, water heater, portable fuel-burning space heaters, fireplaces, generators and wood burning stoves
  • Vehicles, generators and other combustion engines
  • Blocked chimney or flue
  • Cracked or loose furnace exchanger
  • Back drafting and changes in air pressure
  • Operating a grill in an enclosed space