Carbon monoxide detectors

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can be emitted from inadequately maintained or badly fitted domestic heating appliances.

You should fit a carbon monoxide alarm in any room that contains a fuel burning appliance. The sensing technology in a CO detector is different from that used in a smoke alarm. Carbon Monoxide detectors measure the amount of CO and the time of exposure. The alarm sound before carbon monoxide levels becoming threatening for average, healthy adults.

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

  • Fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm.
  • They need to be put in a central location in the house and can be fixed to the wall or can be placed on a table, bookshelf or shelf.
  • Have fuel-burning appliances serviced annually by an appropriately qualified and registered engineer.
  • Don't block ventilation and have chimneys swept at least once a year.
  • Know the main symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapsing and loss of consciousness.
  • Keys signs are if symptoms clear up when you are away from home and come back when you return, or if other people in your household experience similar symptoms.

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Where to place your alarm

Below details the recommended positioning for your CO alarm. Don't forget CO alarms are portable so you can take them on holiday with you.

Choose the right carbon monoxide detector


  • Warns of danger from both smoke & CO
  • 7 year extended warranty

Ideal for: All typical smoke & CO alarm locations


  • Early warning through alarm & LED display
  • Integrated digital thermometer, switchable between temperature and CO display

Ideal for: Any room with a fuel burning appliance

7-year life

  • Contains a 7 year sealed battery
  • 7 year extended warranty
  • Portable, can be taken on holiday or installed within the home

Ideal for: Any room with a fuel burning appliance

Carbon monoxide

  • Battery powered, includes replacable AA batteries
  • Portable, can be taken on holiday or installed within the home

Ideal for: Hallway and landing

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