Where should I install my residential carbon monoxide alarm?

Install at least one CO alarm near or within each separate sleeping area.

In the same room as the appliance and for added protection, install an additional CO alarm in the vicinity of – but not directly next to – the fuel burning heat sources. It is recommended you install CO alarms between 1 to 3 meters from these appliances to minimise nuisance alarms.

Avoid locating CO alarms directly next to sources of humidity like bathrooms and showers.

In two storey houses, install one CO alarm on each level of the home. If you have a basement, install that CO alarm at the top of the basement stairs.