WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro is offering an instant $10 rebate for anyone who purchases an approved carbon monoxide detector from participating retailers.
The rebate program, running until November 30, coincides with National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, aimed at telling homeowners and businesses about what they can do to keep loved ones and employees safe from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.
“The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority,” said Janet Rak, Manitoba Hydro’s public safety and education coordinator.
“You can’t see, smell or taste carbon monoxide. It’s why we call it the silent killer. If you have a carbon monoxide alarm, a ‘beep’ can mean the difference between life and death.”
Participating retailers in Manitoba Hydro’s rebate program are: Canadian Tire (15 locations); Costco (three locations); EG Penner Building Centres Ltd. (Steinbach); Grunthal Lumber; Home Depot (six locations); Home Hardware (45 locations); London Drugs (1225 St. Mary Rd.); McMunn & Yates (15 locations); Rona (12 locations); and WM Dyck & Sons (Niverville).
The rebate applies to plug-in CO alarms with battery backup and an approved safety certification (CSA 6.19 or UL 2034).