How dangerous is the CO and where we should install CO detector?

Carbon monoxide (CO) poses an invisible threat. It’s a colorless, odorless gas produced by any fuel-burning appliance or fixture — such as a furnace, water heater or fireplace. Carbon monoxide can build up in the home from malfunctions or improper venting in these devices. It can also accumulate if the home is sealed for energy efficiency, reducing the exchange of inside and outside air. An attached garage in which a vehicle is running can also allow carbon monoxide to enter the home. The gas is dangerous because it replaces the oxygen in the air and, when inhaled, creates a toxic compound in your body. For more on carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms, see the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms below:

CO Poisoning Symptoms

PPM Figural Symptoms
50PPM The Max affordable concentration of adult
200PPM Feel Mild headache after 2-3 hours
  400PPM Feel frontal headache within 1-2 hours; Life will be threaten after 3 hours
  800PPM Feel Giddiness, nausea and spasm after 45 minutes and lose consciousness after 2 hours
 1600PPM Feel Headache, giddiness and nausea within 220 minutes and died within an hour
 3200PPM Feel Headache, giddiness and nausea within 5-10 minutes and died within 25-30 minutes
6400PPM Feel Headache, giddiness and nausea within1-2 minutes and died within 10-15 minutes
12800PPM Died within 1-3 minutes

Where to install the CO detector

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Locations include:

  • On each floor of the home
  • In each bedroom
  • In each hallway close to sleeping areas — if a hallway is longer than 40 feet, place devices at both ends
  • At the top of stairways going to an upper floor
  • At the bottom of stairways going to a basement

Check your manual for installation locations to avoid and information on how far to install the alarms from furnaces, heaters, stoves, water heaters and other devices.

Install CO Detector in Kitchen

(In the Kitchen)

Where we install CO detector at home

(In the Living Room)

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