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保持一氧化碳的安全

炉子,空间加热器,壁炉和木材燃烧炉都帮助我们在冬季寒冷中保暖。但是,需要妥善维护和操作任何燃料燃烧系统,以便安全起见。

Burning any fuel – oil, natural gas, kerosene or wood – releases carbon monoxide and particles into the air. Without proper ventilation, these particles can build up in your home, posing a threat to you and your loved ones.

A Few Simple Suggestions

美国一般服务管理局为这些提示提供限制您家中的一氧化碳:

  • Follow the manufacturer’s directions on gas or kerosene space heaters, making sure to use the correct fuel. A persistent yellow-tipped flame can be a warning sign that the heater is not adjusted properly and is emitting excess pollutants.
  • 虽然空间加热器正在使用中,从加热器位于房屋剩下的房间,稍微打开一个门,稍微打开窗户。
  • Install and use exhaust fans over gas cooking stoves and ranges and keep the burners properly adjusted. Again, a persistent yellow tipped flame indicates that the burner is giving off excess emissions. Ask your gas company to adjust the burner so that the flame tip is blue.
  • If you purchase a new gas stove or range, consider buying one with pilotless ignition, meaning it does not have a pilot light that burns continuously.
  • 永远不要使用煤气灶加热你的家。
  • 壁炉正在使用时,始终使您的气体壁炉中的烟道开放。
  • Have central air handling systems, including furnaces, flues, and chimneys, inspected annually and promptly repair cracks or damaged parts.