Last night at 11:15 Kristin and the kids were asleep and I was sitting in my chair watching TV when all of the detectors in the house went off at once and a none too reassuring voice shouted, "Carbon Monoxide Alert...[repeatedly]." So what are you supposed to do then? Here's what we did.
Now there was one step I didn't mention. Step 4B was to go upstairs and google symptoms of CO poisoning. Wouldn't you know I instantly got a headache and my stomach felt queezy. :-) Carbon Monoxide is known as a silent killer. It is odorless, tasteless, and essentially undetectable. One possible signal that an appliance is potentially dangerous is that the flame is weak or lazy.
Two action steps that I am requesting of you: