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CO Alarms ( when was yours last checked ? )
Annual Safety Inspections are Important !!
Most people think the best way to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning is to have a CO alarm in your home. While that's important, the first line of defense against CO poisoning is prevention through annual inspections of your home heating equipment, including vents and chimneys.
Alarms are a good second line of defense, and every home should have at least one for each floor.
Where To Install a CO Alarm
Do Not Install Alarms Near the Following
Did You Know?
Carbon monoxide mixes with air, unlike smoke which rises to the ceiling. If a combination smoke/CO detector is used, it should be located on the ceiling to detect smoke effectively.
Things to Know About CO Alarms
A CO (carbon monoxide) alarm works like a smoke alarm in your home and beeps loudly when the sensors detect carbon monoxide. If you’re searching for a CO alarm, look for the CSA Blue Flame mark and the reference “CSA 6.19-01”. It is the most updated Canadian standard. This shows that the alarm meets recognized standards for safety.
CO alarms should be installed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Follow the same manufacturer’s maintenance procedures as you would with smoke alarms.