Friday, February 19, 2010

Carbon-monoxide detectors now mandatory in New York

Gannett News Service:
Starting Monday, a new law will go into effect requiring carbon-monoxide detectors in nearly all New York ... residences.

Previously, the devices were only required in homes built after 2002.

The law does not require detectors in houses that have only combustion-free appliances, like an electric furnace or stove. Residences built after 2008 must have a permanent detector hard-wired in.