As of April 1, 2018, carbon monoxide detectors will be required in almost all Austin homes.
Did you know that in the United States between 2010 and 2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning? Many of these deaths could have been prevented had a properly installed carbon monoxide (CO) detector been present.
Does your home need a carbon monoxide detector?
In order to improve safety and reduce risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, the Austin City Council adopted an ordinance with an effective date of April 1 requiring all homes in the Austin city limits to be outfitted with a CO detector if they meet the following requirements:
* There is a gas or fuel-burning appliance in the home (e.g. gas stove, gas dryer, fireplace, gas-powered furnace, etc.); or
* The home is directly connected to a garage (i.e. there is a door leading to garage from kitchen or through a utility room).
If a home meets either of these standards, then one or more CO detectors will now be required. Click HERE for additional details.