New Law on Carbon Monoxide Detectors

On May 2010, the state of California enacted a a law requiring home owners to install carbon monoxide detectors in their home.  According to the California Air Resources Board, 30 to 40 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Although the bill was signed into law in 2010, California residents must have carbon monoxide detectors in their homes as of July 1, 2011, this applies only to single-family homes that have appliances that burn fossil fuels or homes that have attached garages or fireplaces.  Apartments & hotels should have detectors in by January 2013.