Carbon Monoxide Detectors

In July 2010 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill - SB183) was passed. It states “SB183 will require all single-family homes with attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide detectors within the home by July 1, 2011. Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings, have until January 1, 2013 to comply with the law.”

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can’t be seen or smelled and at high levels can kill an individual within minutes. CO is produced whenever a fossil fuel (gas, oil, wood, propane, etc.) is burned. If your appliances are kept in good working order, levels produced are not hazardous.

Detectors should be installed outside of each sleeping area and on every level of your home and can cost less than $30!

Below are some resources for your education and to help you keep you, your family and your home safe!