Below are places where CO detectors are best not placed. Also be sure to check out the article "Where to install CO detectors?" for more information.
- In a room where the detector can easily be activated when you use your remote control to operate your TV, video control your TV, video.
- In garages, kitchens, in locations where the central heating boiler is located, or in extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.
- Within 1.5 meters of cooking equipment.
- In extremely humid areas. The detector should be installed at least 3 meters from a bath, shower, sauna, humidifier, atomizer, dishwasher, laundry and drying facility, utility room or other sources with high moisture content.
- In rooms where the temperature is colder than 4° C (40° F) or warmer than 38° C (100° F). These rooms include crawl spaces, unfinished attics, uninsulated or poorly insulated ceilings, carports and garages.
- In moving air, such as near ceiling fans, heat exhausts, air conditioners, fresh air supplies or open windows. Air currents can prevent carbon monoxide from reaching the sensors.
- Outside the mobile home.
- In direct sunlight.