Co-operative launches CO monitor give away with maintenance signup
February 5, 2014 | By HPAC Magazine
ClimateCare, a co-operative of 35 heating & air conditioning companies across Ontario, recently donated $500 to the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation to raise awareness of carbon monoxide (CO) dangers and to promote compulsory CO monitors in all homes. John Gignac, founder of the Foundation and uncle of Laurie Hawkins who lost her life along with her husband and two children to CO poisoning in 2008 in Woodstock, accepted the cheque. ClimateCare also made a subsequent $500 donation to the Fire Marshall’s Safety Council. The donations were made January 22 at the launch of ClimateCare’s free CO monitor program with every new WeCare Maintenance Plan signup. It is likely that most of HPAC‘s readers are aware that Ontario passed the Hawkins-Gignac Act (Bill 77) – legislation requiring owners of residential buildings with a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and maintain them – on November 27, 2013. Also, intentionally disabling a carbon monoxide detector is prohibited. The Bill, which is included in the Fire Prevention and Protection Act, requires that a battery-operated or plugged in detector be used in homes or apartments built before August 6, 2011. ClimateCare is .
For more on CO legislation see HPAC December 2013.