Combustion Spillage: Causes and Concerns in Northern Homes

Is your furnace, boiler, wood stove or pellet stove safe? We’ve created a handy guide to help you find out.

Virtually every home in the Northwest Territories is heated by some sort of fuel that burns, such as wood, oil or propane. When fuels burn, they create combustion gases, such as carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2), which normally exit your home through a chimney or dedicated vent. But sometimes they can flow back into your home, for various reasons. This is called combustion spillage.

This spillage can be dangerous because it can cause a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide.

Check out our guide to learn more about combustion spillage and what you can do to keep your home safe.

Combustion Spillage Guide for Homes