Carbon monoxide poisoning is a significant health threat to building occupants can result in long-term neurologic or cardiovascular complications if conditions are not remedied. Due to the possibility of combustion appliances being introduced into the home after construction, CO monitors should be installed even if the house has no attached garage, fireplace or combustion appliances installed within or adjacent to conditioned space.
Install one carbon monoxide (CO) detector per floor. If bedrooms are on the floor, install the CO detector in a central location near all bedrooms. CO detectors shall be installed in accordance to manufacturer specifications. All CO detectors must be hard-wired with battery back-up. CO detectors must be certified by CSA 6.19-01 or UL 2034.
Combination smoke/CO detectors meet the intent provided they are certified by CSA 6.19-01 or UL 2034.
At final, Technical Advisor shall field verify that combustion detectors have been installed that are certified by CSA 6.19-01 or UL 2034.