How do you install a carbon monoxide detector?
Because carbon monoxide is slightly lighter than air and also because it may be found with warm, rising air, detectors should be placed on a wall about 5 feet above the floor. The detector may be placed on the ceiling. Do not place the detector right next to or over a fireplace or flame-producing appliance.
What room should I put a carbon monoxide detector in?
A carbon monoxide alarm should be installed on every floor of a home, including the basement and near sleeping areas. It should also be installed near or over an attached garage at least 5 feet off the floor or on the ceiling.
Should I install a carbon monoxide detector?
At a minimum, industry experts recommend a CO alarm be installed on each level of the home — ideally on any level with fuel burning appliances and outside of sleeping areas. Additional CO alarms are recommended 5-20 feet from sources of CO such as a furnace, water heater or fireplace.
Do you need a carbon monoxide detector if you have all electric?
A simple unit that plugs into any electrical outlet meets the standards. Residents who don't have a CO detector installed, should consider getting one, even if you don't have gas appliances.