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Carbon Monoxide Law

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As of 2015, carbon monoxide alarms are mandatory in all homes across Ontario.

Carbon monoxide alarm installation requirements

If your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage, install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to each sleeping area. Fuel-burning appliances include furnaces, hot water heaters, gas or wood fireplaces, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators, barbeques, stoves and vehicles.

If you live in an apartment or condo building:

  • and there is a fuel-burning appliance in your condo/apartment, install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to each sleeping area.
  • and your building has a service room, carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in the service room and adjacent to each sleeping area of all condos/apartments above, below and beside the service room.
  • with a garage, carbon monoxide alarms must be installed adjacent to each sleeping area of all condos/apartments above, below and beside the garage.

For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every storey of your home according to manufacturer's instructions

In general, "adjacent to each sleeping area" means the hallway outside the sleeping area. For instance, a CO alarm must be installed in the hallway adjacent to multiple bedrooms in a house or apartment.

However, there may be situations where "adjacent to each sleeping area" refers to the area around the bed, within the bedroom or sleeping area itself.

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