On July 1, 2011, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill-SB183) requires all single family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms within the home. Owners of multifamily leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings, are required to comply with the law by January 1. 2013.
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced from heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, and many types of appliances and cooking devices which burn fossil fuels.
The Carbon Monoxide detector must be installed outside each sleeping area of the home including the basement.
Below are some photos of Carbon Monoxide Detectors. There are also Carbon Monoxide Detectors which easily install into an electrical receptacle.