Ricardo Valderrama, owner of Bayhill Heat & Air, explains new regulations regarding smoke and CO detectors in residences.

Ricardo Valderrama is Owner of Bayhill Heat & Air. To reach Ricardo Valderrama call (650) 469-3972.
Video: New Rules for Smoke and CO Detectors
Complete Video Transcription:

SAN MATEO − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re a home or property owner, you’ll need to know about new rules in 2015 regarding smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Today we’re in San Mateo with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ricardo Valderrama of Bayhill Heat & Air to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Ricardo Valderrama: Let’s talk about smoke detectors. And, carbon monoxide detectors. As of January 1st, 2015, new rules. If you have a remodel, a furnace replacement, air conditioning, the inspector will ask you for this type of smoke detector with a 10 year battery. No more chirping when the battery dies. You’ll be okay for 10 years. After 10 years, you’ll throw it away, and you get another one.

Now, let’s talk about carbon monoxide detectors. Most localities suggest to get a combination of carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector, to be located in the hallways. The same kind of idea. It does have a 10 year battery. No more chirping. No more dead batteries. And, after 10 years, you replace the whole thing.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local top-rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

Ricardo Valderrama is a veteran of the HVAC industry and owner of Bayhill Heat & Air, a Diamond Certified company since 2010. He can be reached at (650) 469-3972 or by email.

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