How high should CO detectors be mounted?
Installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home is one of the most important steps you can take towards keeping you and your family safe. Making sure that they are fitted correctly and regularly maintained and tested will ensure that they work as effectively as possible.
1.The detector and the fuel using device should be installed inside the same room.
2.If the detector is wall mounted, its height should be higher than any door or window, and at least 150mm to the ceiling. If the detector is ceiling hung, the distance between it and any wall should be more than 300mm.
3.The detector should be horizontally 1-3 meters to the gas source.
4.If there is obstacle inside the room, then the detector and the potential gas source should be in the same side of the obstacle.
5.If in the room with slant ceiling, the detector should be installed in the higher side of the room.
6.The detector should be installed nearby to the place where user always breathes.
Avoid installed to the following places:
1.Outside of the building.
2.Inside or below the Fresh cabinet.
3.Right upper of the water pool or cooking utensils.
4.Near the window or easily influenced by the air flow, like exhaust fans or holes.
5.The place where the air flow through the detector is easily blocked by the curtain or furnace.
6.The place where the gas sensor is easily blocked by the dust.
7.The place where the temperature is out of the range of -10˚C to 50˚C.
8.The place where the detector is easily touched, broken or moved.
9.The place where it’s moist.
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