- Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm: They need to be put in a central location in the house and can be fixed to the wall or can be placed on a table, bookshelf or shelf.
- Have fuel-burning appliances serviced annually by an appropriately qualified and registered engineer.
- Don't block ventilation and have chimneys swept at least once a year.
- Know the main symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapsing and loss of consciousness.
- Keys signs are if symptoms clear up when you are away from home and come back when you return, or if other people in your household experience similar symptoms.
- Watch out for soot or yellow/brown staining on or around your appliance.
For more tips visit: www.co-bealarmed.co.uk.
More top news
Harry Potter fans have been left sorely disappointed after the slightly misleading hashtag #NewHarryPotterBooks began trending on Twitter.
A couple who were shot in the Tunisia beach attack are raising funds to offer "something back" to the local hospital that treated them.
Two distraught dog owners have been reunited with their beloved pet pooch - seven years after she was stolen from their home.