Denver, CO – A new law set to take effect Wednesday may be a hassle for property owners–but lawmakers hope it will save lives.

As of July 1st, Colorado will require carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in all multi-family units and single-family homes, including mobile homes.

If you are planning a purchase, rental turnover, or a remodeling project that requires a building permit, you will have to install a working carbon monoxide detector within 15 feet of all bedrooms.

Detectors don’t have to be hard-wired. They may be plugged into a non-switched outlet or can be combined with a smoke alarm or home security system.