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Hail damage from summer storms could lead to carbon monoxide inside homes

Posted at 7:33 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 09:33:32-04

COLORADO – We’re always watching out for you as more and more of us are turning our heaters back on for colder temperatures.

Colorado Springs Utilities officials say now is the time to make sure your furnace is in tip-top shape.

It’s important to service your furnace, change filters and make sure your thermostat has good working batteries.

Also because of this summer’s hail storms, you’ll need to check vent caps on the outside of your home. The hailstones can smash them leading to a build-up of carbon monoxide.

The toxic, odorless gas is detectable by a carbon monoxide detector.

If you do smell gas or your detector goes off, get outside and call 911 immediately.

If you’re looking for a reputable company to service your furnace, Colorado Springs says to check the Better Business Bureau website.