Where do I place my carbon monoxide alarm?
Modified on: Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 at 8:48 AM
Follow the steps to make sure that your CO detector has been placed correctly.
Incorrect placement could lead to a suboptimal working of your CO alarm.
This could lead to dangerous situations.
Place your carbon monoxide alarm at least 185cm from any source of carbon monoxide.
Known sources of CO are stoves, hearths and boilers.
Make sure to place it around 150cm above the floor.
Never place it up high near the ceiling.
Carbon monoxide is heavier than air and has the tedency to sink down, unlike smoke that rises up due to heat.
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