Where should I install carbon monoxide alarms?
Where are places in my home that I should install carbon monoxide alarms? Where should I avoid installing one?
Do NOT locate a carbon monoxide alarm in garages, kitchens, furnace rooms, or in any extremely dusty, dirty, humid, or greasy areas. Do not place units in direct sunlight, or areas subjected to temperature extremes, including unconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics, uninsulated or poorly-insulated ceilings, and porches. Carbon monoxide alarms should not be located in outlets covered by curtains or other obstructions.
Do not place an alarm in turbulent air, such as near ceiling fans, heat vents, air conditioners, fresh air returns, or open windows. Blowing air may prevent carbon monoxide from reaching the alarm’s sensors.