Carbon monoxide detectors provide early warning and protect households from the deadly effects of carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. Every home in Plano, TX, needs reliable CO protection devices and indoor air quality products installed correctly, and yes, it matters where they’re installed.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors on the Wall
Many people aren’t sure where to place their CO detectors. Should they be placed on the ceiling like smoke detectors or somewhere else? The best place to install a carbon monoxide detector is on a wall approximately five feet from the floor. Carbon monoxide, a gas slightly lighter than air, rises with warm air. When the detector is placed at five feet, earlier warnings sound and lead to more lives saved.
When placing detectors, be careful about not placing them too close to any flame-producing appliance or fireplace. Placing the detector in one of these areas could result in nuisance tripping or false alarms.
Place Carbon Monoxide Detectors Outside of Sleeping Areas
Detectors should always be installed on a wall outside sleeping areas. Most people succumb to CO poisoning while sleeping because they sleep through the common early warning signs of poisoning such as nausea and dizziness. Detectors outside of sleeping areas prevent these tragedies by sounding a clear warning when CO levels rise to dangerous levels.
Every Level in the House Should Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector Installed
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CO detector placement should include every level of the home even if there aren’t bedrooms on the level.
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