Your furnace—and any heater that burns fuel—can leak carbon monoxide. Although it is a natural byproduct of the incomplete combustion that makes your furnace work, carbon monoxide can be deadly. The Centers for Disease Control estimates it leads to the deaths of more than 500 Americans each year. 

Carbon Monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless. You cannot distinguish carbon monoxide in your home unless you install a carbon monoxide detector. Check the detector’s battery twice a year when you change your clocks, the same time you check your smoke detector batteries. Contact an Erie Insurance Agent for more information about protecting your home, possessions and family from the impact of a fire.

Be sure to review your pennsylvania homeowners insurance coverage with a local erie agent as well.