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Do I need a carbon monoxide alarm in my home?

As of April 15, 2015, you must install a carbon monoxide alarm adjacent to all sleeping areas of your home if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.

If a fuel-burning appliance or a fireplace is installed in a suite of residential occupancy, a carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed adjacent to each sleeping area in the suite.

If a fuel-burning appliance associated with building services is installed in a building, but not within a suite of residential occupancy, a carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed

(a) in the service room or area where the appliance is installed,

(b) adjacent to each sleeping area in each suite of residential occupancy that has a common wall or common floor/ceiling assembly with the service room or area where the appliance is installed, and

(c) adjacent to sleeping rooms that are not within a dwelling unit.

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