carbon monoxide

Homeowners encouraged to get Carbon Monoxide Alarms

The dangers associated with carbon monoxide are promoted to the general public every year through Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. In Tipperary, many of us rely in solid fuel and fossil fuels to warm our homes. This poses a severe risk if Carbon Monoxide, a gas which is a result of burning such fuels, builds up in the home. Such gases can cause nausea and even death.

This year, carbon monoxide campaigner and canary balladeer, Tommy McAnairey, leads the charge and will be singing and crooning across the airwaves to help spread the word. Tommy is losing his feathers as he flys around Ireland checking chimneys and gas appliances for Carbon Monoxide.

As Tommy will tell you, carbon monoxide can be lethal. But there’s a lot you can do to safeguard against it. Remember:

  • Carbon monoxide can be released by any fuel that burns, including coal, turf, oil, gas and wood
  • Get fuel-burning appliances serviced and chimneys swept every year
  • Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your home

What can you do?

Help Tommy spread the word far and wide for Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

  • Ensure your family and friends are aware of the dangers of CO and how to prevent it – encourage them to visit here and get informed
  • Follow Tommy on Twitter during the week @TommyMcAnairey and use the hashtag #COAwarenessWeek


  • View this short video for advice on the best place to locate carbon monoxide alarms in your home.
  • Download The Facts About Carbon Monoxide information leaflet. Download the leaflet