(WXYZ) - When you're trying to keep your home warm for cheap, safety is a top priority.
In the winter months, there could be a silent killer lurking: carbon monoxide. We always get those warnings about making sure we have a fire alarm — but so often we forget about carbon monoxide warnings.
Chief: “…it’s not a lot of calls — but they’re deadly. It’s a silent killer,” says Southfield Fire Chief John Menifee.
This year, Menifee says they’ve had roughly 35 carbon monoxide runs, a scary concern since it can often times lead to death.
Which is why our earlier Don't Waste Your Money report was so eye-opening this year. Three alarms on the market either at eBay or Amazon are being sold without a UL certification label, all three failing testing performed by consumer reports.
If yours doesn't have that label -- it may not meet safety standards and it should be changed.