Types of Gas
- Carbon Monoxide
- Nitrogen Dioxide
- Sulfur Dioxide
- Carbon Dioxide
- Hydrogen Cyanide
- Nitric Oxide
Sources of Gas:
- Gas or oil furnaces.
- Hot water heaters.
- Gas fire places.
- Wood burning fireplaces.
- Coal-burning stoves.
- Kitchen ranges.
- Clothes dryers.
- Space heaters.
- Wall heaters.
- Central heating systems.
- Kerosene space heaters.
- Use all-electric appliances (except electric self- cleaning ovens).
- Use other fuel-burning alternatives such as solar or steam heat.
- Install a balanced ventilation system in the house; beware of negative
pressure and downdrafts.
- Ensure that fuel-burning appliances are induced-draft, sealed-combustion
units. Small enclosed rooms should have direct air supply from exterior.
- Seal ductwork with mastic, including cracks or leaks in stovepipe.
- Have a qualified service person check for chimney obstructions like
- Have your furnace maintained regularly by a competent mechanical contractor
— look out for cracked heat exchanger.
- Eliminate wood or gas fireplaces. Alternatively, install tight-fitting
doors on fireplaces or install an efficient fireplace insert. Replace
older wood stoves with new cleaner-burning devices.
- Install a quiet range hood, exhausted to the exterior, that is close
to the cooking surface. This is especially important for gas stoves.
- Install a certified carbon monoxide detector or smoke alarm in rooms
with a fuel burning appliance that uses a chimney.
- Make sure stoves are installed and fitted properly.
Organic Compounds (VOCs)
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