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Is there a silent killer in your home?

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​Could your stove, furnace or fireplace be putting you at risk?

It could be if it’s producing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months because people may use unsafe heat sources or don't follow fire safety rules. Make sure your CO alarms are working properly and test them once a month. Clear snow build-up from dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace vents. And never use grills inside.

Fire safety: Get ready for heating season

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When the weather turns chilly, it’s tempting to use your oven as a heat source, warm your clothes on the space heater, and not bother with a furnace inspection. But things could go wrong very quickly in all three of those scenarios.

In the latest DPS blog​​, you’ll learn some safety tips now that heating season is rolling around. Check it out for a warm house and some peace of mind.​

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Video Description: If you don’t already have a carbon monoxide alarm, Cheryl Burt’s story will make you want to buy one. She hopes her tragic story and her sons’ deaths are all the reason you need to buy CO alarms for your home and test them monthly.