When you contact Paul Macrina Electrical Contracting for carbon monoxide detector installation services, our professionals will determine the ideal positioning of your equipment. They will conduct a walkthrough of your home and locate potential areas of concern.
Practically every home will require more than one detector, with a few exceptions. Our professionals recommend that one is installed on every floor and in your basement. Every sleeping area should have a carbon monoxide detector as well. Nevertheless, installing one in a common hallway between rooms will suffice.
An exception to this rule is if your home has a gas or propane furnace and forced-air heating system. With that style of system, a leak in your furnace can result in carbon monoxide reaching rooms individually. If that is the case, our professionals will need to install a detector in every bedroom.
The detectors will be installed 5 feet or more above the floor. This is because carbon monoxide is lighter than air and will usually rise towards the ceiling. They should never be installed immediately next to a fireplace or flame-producing equipment as this will result in false alarms.