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Old 04.01.2012, 11:48
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Re: Carbon monoxide in cellar?

Your new windows should have 'trickle' vents built into them (usually a small opening near the top), if they haven't then they don't conform to the new norms. These allow a certain amount of air to circulate into the house from the outside, needed because of our habit of blocking off all possible sources of draughts when boilers, gas stoves, etc. need an air intake. I'm a martyr to draughts myself but have been told by hubby to put up with a bit of fresh air as he enjoying living.
Perhaps you could get an air-brick put into the outer wall of the cellar if you're really worried about leaving the window open?

In the meantime, listen to the heating engineer and leave the window open; as Sbrinz says.... that stuff is deadly.
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