Solely battery-operated smoke alarms must be powered by 10-year sealed batteries. State law allows 10-year battery-powered smoke alarms to replace hard-wired alarms in Level 1 renovations. Wirelessly interconnected and multi-sensor alarms are exempted from this battery requirement. Effective date: January 2015

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CO alarms are required in the new construction of every building that includes a fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, fireplace, or an attached garage. Effective date: July 2008

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Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction.

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