Why do I have to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms?

In November of 2005 “Nicole’s Law” was signed into law; this law places certain requirements on owners of all residential properties to install and maintain carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Carbon monoxide, known as the Invisible Killer, is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that is produced as a result of the incomplete burning of fuels such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, wood, coal and gasoline.  Each year many people die from accidental CO poisoning and thousands more are injured.  This law was passed to protect all of us from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.