When are Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required?

When are Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required?

  When and Why Are Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required? Everyone seems to have heard about carbon monoxide, but not many people seem to know much about it. This particular gas is created each time a fuel source is burned off. These sources of fuel can consist of many various things such as kerosene, oil, gas and even wood or charcoal. The issue is that carbon monoxide can’t be seen or otherwise detected without the use of a monitoring device and in high levels; carbon monoxide can certainly cause death. And undoubtedly even lesser quantities may still cause carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause significant health problems from lethargy and amnesia to psychosis and even Parkinson’s disease. Taking that into consideration it is a little bit more obvious why it’s so essential to have carbon monoxide detectors set up in your house. So here’s a couple of things to know about the detectors themselves: •   Carbon monoxide detectors are like smoke detectors in size, appearance and cost. •   The detector can be a battery powered plug-in style with battery backup, or an installed and wired device connected to a system panel with battery backup. •   Under law, the carbon monoxide detector must omit an audible alarm when elevated levels of carbon monoxide are detected. •   In circumstances in which a combination of both a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector are in the same device, there must be a distinct difference in the audible alarm between the two. What is Colorado Law regarding Carbon Monoxide Detectors? What most people are asking when investigating this issue, though, is what the Colorado law is regarding carbon...

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