If you have a rental property, and if you receive my monthly e-newsletter, you have probably already received about 6 months ago a note about this new law that has passed: you need a monoxide detector in the house as of the 1st of July.
Typically you would put a CO detector on each level of your house, near appliances that emit carbon monoxide (furnace, wall heater, stoves, etc... although other sources of carbon monoxide include cars - in a garage for instance, and fireplaces). Where exactly should it go? it is advised to "follow the manufacturer's instructions".
Also, it is good to check with your City: some Cities have special requirements. Here is the link to the City of Palo Alto smoke and Co detector requirements.
If you have an old furnace in your home, or a wall heater, you have a risk of having a source of CO leakage.
Detectors seemed to cost at least $45 or $50 about 6 months ago, but it is possible nowadays to find the units below $30.
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