Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Residential Carbon Monoxide Detector Guidelines

Detector Installation

  • On a wall about five feet above from floor level.
  • It is recommended installing the detector at least 6 inches from all exterior walls and at least 3 feet from HVAC vents.
  • Each floor needs its own set of monoxide detectors when required by building codes.
  • Follow manufacturer's recommendations or follow guidelines by Standard 720 of the National Fire Protection Association.

Detector Requirements

  • Install outside each sleeping area
  • Install on every level of home