Where should carbon monoxide detectors be placed?

Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed in the hallway outside of the bedrooms. Since carbon monoxide filters throughout the air and does not rise like the smoke from a fire you can place your detector virtually anywhere on the ceiling or the wall (as long as it is a few inches down from the ceiling.)

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1. Is it true that smoke detectors have a life expectancy?
2. How many smoke detectors do I need in my house? I live in a 30 by 40 single-story ranch.
3. Where should I install my smoke detector?
4. My smoke detector started sounding an alarm the other day even though there was no smoke and I had just changed the battery a few weeks before. Is my smoke detector still good?
5. Is it true that there are smoke detectors that you don’t need to change the battery every year?
6. How often should I test my smoke detector?
7. Do you really need to change the smoke detector’s batteries every time you change the clock? My smoke detector chirps when the battery needs to be replaced.
8. Are there different types of smoke detectors on the market? Are some better than others?
9. My smoke detector is always sounding a false alarm whenever I cook. I know I shouldn’t disconnect the batteries, but how about putting a plastic shower cap over it?
10. Do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
11. Where should carbon monoxide detectors be placed?