Question: Are carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in Ontario?

“In Ontario, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. It’s the law,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “Make sure your family is protected. CO alarms save lives, but only if they’re in good working order.”

Is it illegal to not have a carbon monoxide detector in Ontario?

On October 15, 2014, the Ontario Government formally enacted The Hawkins-Gignac Act, making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all Ontario homes at risk of CO. This revision to the Ontario Fire Code supersedes any existing municipal by-laws.

Do you legally have to have a carbon monoxide detector?

From 1 October 2015, every private rented property needs to be fitted with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms (if applicable). The requirement is to install at least one smoke alarm on every storey of the rental property on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.

How many carbon monoxide detectors do I need in Ontario?

Carbon monoxide detectors are required outside all sleeping areas, but it’s typically recommended that you have one on each floor. Detectors must be CSA-approved and should be replaced every 7-10 years depending on the brand.

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Do I need a co2 detector if I don’t have gas?

A simple unit that plugs into any electrical outlet meets the standards. Residents who don’t have a CO detector installed, should consider getting one, even if you don’t have gas appliances. … Fire officials recommend a carbon monoxide detector that’s installed near ground level.

When did carbon monoxide detectors become required?

The initial requirements took effect July 1, 2011. Only dwellings that are single family dwellings with either a fuel-burning burning heater, a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage are required to have CO alarms starting July 1, 2011.

Is it law to have hard wired smoke detectors?

It’s the law.” The law requires that a smoke alarm is fitted on every storey of a property, and that a CO alarm is fitted in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance. … Houses of Multiple Occupation are required by law to have hard-wired smoke alarms.

How can I get a free carbon monoxide detector?

One of the most common ways to get a free carbon monoxide detector is through community programs. Cities and counties often have free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors available, typically through the fire department.

Can an all electric home produce carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is produced by devices that burn fuels. Therefore, any fuel-burning appliance in your home is a potential CO source. Electrical heaters and electric water heaters, toasters, etc., do not produce CO under any circumstances.

Are carbon monoxide detectors important?

Because CO is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas, its presence indoors can be detected only through the use of CO detectors. These detectors warn people about the potential for CO poisoning in the same way that smoke detectors warn about the potential for acute fire-related smoke exposure.

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Do I need a carbon monoxide detector if my boiler is in the garage?

If you don’t have a garage, then you don’t need a CO detector in your home. If you have an attached garage, a CO detector and alarm is equally important as a smoke alarm.