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Where Should CO Detectors Be Mounted?

Carbon monoxide detection is absolutely essential in any home for the safety and health of anyone in your home. Installation of CO detectors in your home can help alert you when there is excess CO in your home’s air. So where should these detectors be placed for maximum security and performance?

Proper Placement

Proper placement of CO detectors is key to making sure your family and guests are safe in your home. These detectors should be placed on every floor of your home in the following areas:

  • Five Feet From the Ground – This is the best place for optimal readings
  • Near Each Sleeping Area – If excess levels are detected during the nighttime, these detectors can awaken and alert everyone in the home
  • Near Garage Entrances – If your garage is attached to your home, gasses can spread throughout your home rather quickly.

It’s important to work with a certified professional to ensure that your CO detectors are properly installed with proper placement throughout your home for maximum performance and reliability.

Types of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

When choosing to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home, you do have a few options. There are three types of CO detectors that you can choose from. Here they are:

  • Metal Oxide Carbon Monoxide Detectors – This type is especially beneficial because it can detect more than just CO. This monitor heats up when poisonous gasses are present like bleach and silicone.
  • Colorimetric Sensor Carbon Monoxide Detector – This device uses a strip of paper that contains color changing chemicals to detect CO levels.
  • Electrolytic Sensor Carbon Monoxide Detector – Most commonly recommended for homeowners, this device uses electric sensors to detect CO levels. This type of detector offers the lowest operating range and can detect lower levels of CO compared to other devices.

Innovations in technology have allowed CO detectors to offer a wide variety of additional features in current models. These can include:

  • Power Indicators
  • Low Battery Alerts
  • Battery Drawers
  • Silence/Test Buttons
  • Visual Alarms
  • Combination Models

Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your Maryland home is the best way to add extra protection for your home and family and protect them from the dangers of carbon monoxide. All Seasons can help!

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