Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Reminder: Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors - Its the Law and a Good Idea

Many waterfront homes are older structures, which might have older furnaces. As a result, installing carbon monoxide detectors is a good idea – in fact, it is the law:

Effective February 1, 2011: the state decreed that all Wisconsin property owners must have carbon monoxide detectors on all levels (including basement, excluding attics) of one and two family homes. There’s no fine for not complying and there are no carbon monoxide detector police, just like with smoke detectors, but we should all comply.

The law is already in effect for multi-family homes in Wisconsin. For Wisconsin new construction homes the alarms will have to be hardwired into the home’s system. Existing Wisconsin properties may use battery operated units.

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