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Under New York State Law, owners of 1 and 2 family homes must install and maintain a smoke detector that provides an audible alarm within each sleeping area. This will give sleeping residents an early warning of a night time fire, which is most likely to go undetected and cause loss of life.
1: This depends on the number and location of sleeping areas in the home.The law only specifies that smoke detectors be installed so that they can be clearly heard in each bedroom or any room that is used for sleeping. It is recommended that a smoke detector is placed in every level of your home.
Carbon monoxide detectors are required under Amanda's Law which took effect in January of 2009. The law requires a minimum of 1 carbon monoxide (CO) detector in every home that has a source of carbon monoxide. An example of sources of CO is car exhaust, gas or oil heat, gas or oil hot water and a working fireplace. The placement of this detector shall be in the lowest story having a sleeping area. It is highly recommended that one detector be placed on each level of the home.