Pennsylvania Residents Must Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No one particularly likes it when the Government tells us what to do in our own homes, particularly when a law mandates buying things to put in our homes, but sometimes it is for the best.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill into law last month which adds his state to the growing number that have some kind of mandatory requirement to install Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

In the case of Pennsylvania you are required to install them in your home if:

  • You have any fossil fuel burning appliances
  • You have an attached garage

Under the new law, Pennsylvania residents who sell their home will also have to inform potential buyers about their home's CO Detector status.

The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16, and co-sponsored by Sen. David G. Argall R-29.

Argall told journalist Chris Parker from the Times News that "Many of us know local people who have tragically lost their lives due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Many of these tragedies could be avoided with a simple carbon monoxide detector, which is why I supported this legislation and made it a priority for the committee I chair in the Senate,"

If you live in Pennsylvania and you would like more information, please read Chris Parker's report, New law requires carbon monoxide detectors.

For more information see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Carbon Monoxide

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