Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that you cannot smell or taste. Alberta building code requires the installation of carbon monoxide detection on every level of your home. Typically, there is a smoke detector on every level of your home, and it is prudent to change these out to a combination type carbon monoxide detector/smoke detector at the bare minimum. Upgrading your house to current code standard is the best way to help protect your home and family from the hazards of carbon monoxide.

Locations of required CO Alarms

  • CO detector on every level
  • Inside each bedroom, or if outside each bedroom within 5m of each bedroom door
  • Inside every dwelling that has a shared wall/floor/ceiling with storage garage
CO detectors are to be interconnected as well as connected to your homes electrical system, so it’s important to hire a certified electrical professional.