Any type of heater (except electric) should be vented. Do not use a gas or electric oven or surface units for heating. A gas oven may go out or burn inefficiently, leading to carbon monoxide poisoning. An electric oven was not designed for space heating.
Do electric ovens produce carbon monoxide?
The electric elements in electric ranges do not produce combustion pollutants. Burning food produces smoke and carbon monoxide, and can cause smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to alarm. So can self cleaning ovens during the clean cycle.
What appliances produce carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a by-product of combustion, present whenever fuel is burned. It is produced by common home appliances, such as gas or oil furnaces, gas refrigerators, gas clothes dryers, gas ranges, gas water heaters or space heaters, fireplaces, charcoal grills, and wood burning stoves.
What gives off carbon monoxide in your home?
Household appliances, such as gas fires, boilers, central heating systems, water heaters, cookers, and open fires which use gas, oil, coal and wood may be possible sources of CO gas. Running a car engine in an enclosed space can cause CO poisoning.
How do you know if you have carbon monoxide poisoning?
Get into fresh air immediately and call 911 or emergency medical help if you or someone you’re with develops signs or symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. These include headache, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, weakness and confusion. Once you’re at the hospital, treatment may involve: Breathing pure oxygen.