You may never see the greatest threat to your health inside your home. That’s because carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas whose effects can be very, very lethal.

In fact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that every year more than a hundred people die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide.

The gas is produced by all fuel burning appliances, so it’s important that furnaces, water heaters, and ranges be well maintained and properly vented to ensure your family’s safety.

Even if you don’t have gas appliances, carbon monoxide can move into your home from a basement or attached garage. So don’t let your car idle in these spaces or use grills or generators there either.

Finally, protect yourself by installing a carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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