Correct Installation of Your Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Do not place the detector right next to the gas furnace, gas hot water heater, over a fireplace or any other flame-producing appliance.
- Attempt to place the detectors 10 to 15 feet away from garages, and fuel burning appliances.
- Each floor needs a separate detector.
- If you are getting a single carbon monoxide detector, place it near the sleeping area and make certain the alarm is loud enough to wake you up.