Carbon Monoxide Alarm Replacement – Do’s and Don’t’s
The dangers of carbon monoxide are now, thankfully, widely known, but a lot of people are still left asking themselves “where is the best place to fit my carbon monoxide alarm?”. With this in mind, here is a quick guide to the process and the positioning of a carbon monoxide alarm.
Where to place a carbon monoxide alarm
Step 1 – You are most vulnerable while sleeping, so place the detector nearby to sleeping areas
Step 2 – When there are multiple bedrooms, you might also consider placing a detector close to potential sources of carbon monoxide
Step 3 – Install the detector within 1 to 3 metres of potential sources horizontally
Step 4 – Ensure the detector is placed no closer than 150mm to your ceiling
Step 5 – If a detector is placed on the ceiling, it should not be any closer than 300mm to a wall or light fixture
Carbon monoxide detector do’s and don’t’s
Here are some tips for what you should do when it comes to installing carbon monoxide detectors.
DO install carbon monoxide detectors on all floors of your property
DO install detectors roughly five feet off the floor for the best results
DO follow manufacturer recommendations
DO place a detector near an attached garage where a vehicle is kept
DO place detectors close to sleeping areas
And here is what we suggest you don’t do:
DON’T place detectors too close to any appliances which burn fuel
DON’T install a detector in a humid room like a bathroom
DON’T install detectors near ventilated areas or fans
DON’T install detectors in a place where they will constantly be in direct sunlight
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