CO detectors are designed to measure CO levels over time and sound an alarm before dangerous levels of CO accumulate in an environment, giving people adequate warning to safely ventilate the area or evacuate.
In New York State, "Amanda's Law" (A6093A/C.367) requires one- and two-family residences which have fuel burning appliances to have at least one carbon monoxide alarm installed on the lowest story having a sleeping area, effective since February 22, 2010. Although homes built before Jan. 1, 2008 are allowed to have battery-powered alarms, homes built after Jan 1, 2008 need to have hard-wired alarms. In addition, New York State contractors have to install a carbon monoxide detector when replacing a fuel burning water heater or furnace if the home is without an alarm. The law is named for Amanda Hansen, a teenager who died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a defective boiler while at a sleepover at a friend's house.
Honeywell® Carbon Monoxide Detection
- Micro-Processor intelligence – Self-tests every 10 minutes
- Early Warning System – LOUD 85 decibel horn and blinking LED
- 100% gas tested for dependability
- Can be placed near the potential CO zones
- Battery operated- warning beep when battery needs replacing
- 1 year warranty
First Alert® Carbon Monoxide Detection Co615
- 120V AC Plug In With Battery Backup
- 2 AA Batteries
- Plug in cord offers multiple placement options
- EZ View Screen Backlight Digital Display
- Early Warning System – LOUD 85db Horn
- 5 Year Warranty