Carbon Monoxide

Do I need Carbon Monoxide Alarms? Probably!

Carbon Monoxide Alarms are a must for homes. When seconds count, you need an alarm that notifies you of potential danger so you can quickly take action. In 2019, a new law in Montgomery County went into effect requiring many existing single-unit, two-unit and townhouse dwellings to have Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms which alert occupants to the presence of potentially deadly gas.

The Law requires all single, two-unit, and townhouse dwellings built before 2008 that have a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage to install and maintain CO Alarms on every level of the home and outside sleeping areas. Maryland State Law has required CO Alarms in newly-constructed homes since 2008 and in all rental occupancies.

Be reminded: Installing a carbon monoxide alarm does not eliminate the need to have a smoke alarm in your home. Carbon monoxide alarms do not detect smoke and smoke alarms do not sense carbon monoxide.

Click here for information on the Carbon Monoxide Law