Home Heating Equipment

Each year, more than 150 people die from unintentional non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning associated with consumer products. Heating equipment and portable generators are among the top contributors to CO deaths. To prevent CO poisoning tragedies from occurring with your heating equipment, CPSC urges consumers to schedule a yearly professional inspection of all fuel-burning home heating systems, including furnaces, boilers, fireplaces, wood stoves, water heaters, chimneys, flues and vents.

Press Releases

  • CPSC Warns of Hazards from Furnaces, Space Heaters and Fireplaces [ HTML ]
  • CPSC Urges Annual Furnace Inspection to Prevent CO Deaths [ HTML ]

Reports

  • Results of the CPSC Staff's Combustion Sensor Testing (April 11,2005) [ PDF ]
  • Combustion Sensor Test Results (December 01, 2004) [ PDF ]
  • In-Depth Investigations of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Incidents Associated with "Modern" Gas Fired Furnaces (April 02, 2003) [ PDF ]
  • CO Combustion Sensor Working Group Test Criteria to Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (March 21, 2003) [ PDF ]
  • Combustion Sensor Test Results (December 01, 2002) [ PDF ]
  • In-Depth Investigations of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Incidents Associated with "Modern" Gas Fired Furnaces (September 12, 2002) [ PDF ]
  • In-Depth Investigations Associated with Certain Vented Gas Appliances (April 05, 2002) [ PDF ]
  • Results of the CPSC Staff's Furnace Combustion Sensor Testing (November 16, 2001) [ PDF ]
  • Furnace Combustion Sensor Test Results (September 01, 2001) [ PDF ]
  • Service Contracts for Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment (December 13, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Results of the CPSC Staff's Furnace Emission Testing (November 14, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emissions From a High-Efficiency, Induced-Draft Furnace, Furnace #5 (October 30, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Indoor Air Modeling for Furnace #5 with Blocked or Disconnected Vents (October 25, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Indoor Air Modeling for Furnace #3 with Blocked or Disconnected Vents (October 23, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Indoor Air Modeling for Furnace #4 with Blocked or Disconnected Vents (October 20, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Indoor Air Modeling for Furnace #2 with Blocked or Disconnected Vents (October 19,2000) [ PDF ]
  • Furnaces CO Emissions Under Normal and Compromised Vent Conditions, Furnace #3 (October 01, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Furnaces CO Emissions Under Normal and Compromised Vent Conditions, Furnace #4 (October 01, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Furnaces CO Emissions Under Normal and Compromised Vent Conditions, Furnace #2 (September 01, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Furnaces CO Emissions Under Normal and Compromised Vent Conditions, Furnace #5 (September 01, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Indoor Air Modeling for Furnace #1 with Blocked or Disconnected Vents (September 01, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Results of the CPSC Staff's Furnace Emissions Testing (August 31, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Review of Selected Investigation Reports Involving Gas-Fired Central Furnaces and Disconnected and Blocked Vents (August 30, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Service Contracts for Residential Furnaces (August 23, 2000) [ PDF ]
  • Furnaces CO Emissions Under Normal and Compromised Vent Conditions, Furnace #1 (August 01,2000) [ PDF ]
  • Review of Selected Investigation Reports Involving Vent Disconnection from Gas-Fired Central Furnaces (July 22, 1997) [ PDF ]
  • Review of Selected Investigation Reports Involving Vent Disconnection from Gas-Fired Central Furnaces (May 14, 1997) [ PDF ]