IT'S THE LAW!
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), of January 2011, twenty-four states have statutes requiring carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings.
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Rhode Island | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia
We're seeing quite a few inquiries about this.
In California, this becomes effective July 1, 2011.
WHICH ONE TO GET?
Here's a link to Consumer Guide's review of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
This model is rated as a Best Buy. It's Kidde Nighthawk AC Combination Smoke & CO Alarm KN-COSM-IB 900-0114. Rated 4 stars out of 5.
EASY AND INEXPENSIVE PREVENTIVE MEASURE
Need to be reminded of this looming deadline. It can be so easly overlooked or forgotten.
This is especially necessary where people use gas for heating.
Too many episodes of people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. This is an inexpensive and excellent preventive measure.
Do it....for safety and peace of mind. Besides, IT'S THE LAW!