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At what level do carbon monoxide detectors alarm?
Last Updated: 18th January, 2020
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Also question is, will carbon monoxide detectors detect low levels?
They are NOT required to warn of low-levels of CO. The UL standard requires detectors to alarm within 90 minutes when exposed to 100 ppm; 35 minutes when exposed to 200 ppm and 15 minutes when exposed to 400 ppm. Some detectors are more sensitive and will, when exposed for many hours, detect or alarm at lower levels.
One may also ask, where is the best place to put a carbon monoxide detector? In order to ensure that your home has maximum protection, it's important to have a CO detector on every floor. Five feet from the ground. Carbon monoxide detectors can get the best reading of your home's air when they are placed five feet from the ground. Near every sleeping area.
Furthermore, what should you do if your carbon monoxide detector is detected?
Learn what to do if carbon monoxide is detected in your home
- Operate the silence/reset button (press the button on Nest Protect).
- Call your emergency services (fire department or 911).
- Immediately move to fresh air - outdoors or by an open door or window. Do a head count to check that all persons are accounted for.
How quickly will a carbon monoxide detector work?
Carbon Monoxide Levels That Will Set Off Your Alarm
|Carbon Monoxide Level||Alarm Response Time|
|50 PPM||8 hours|
|70 PPM||1 to 4 hours|
|150 PPM||10 to 50 minutes|
|400 PPM||4 to 15 minutes|