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Many of us have heard about the tragic carbon monoxide (CO) gas related deaths that happen, especially in winter. This poisonous gas is called the silent killer because it is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless deadly gas, which can be produced by any fuel-burning device. The only way to detect CO in a home is by installing a CO alarm.
Carbon monoxide alarms have saved many lives, which makes it an important device to have in every home! Just like smoke alarms, it is recommended to install CO alarms on every level and in every bedroom of the home. Since CO is produced from any fuel-burning device such as the stove, fireplace, cars, furnace, dryer vent, chimney or water heater, it is important to have these appliances checked annually. Blocked vents, or even a car running in an enclosed garage can cause a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide – carbon monoxide incidents spike in the winter when the temperatures drop and we regularly use these appliances!
The FirstAlert 10-year Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm we are using has a stylish design with a backlit digital LED temperature display and a 10-year sealed lithium battery. Once installed, we do not need to be reminded to change batteries every year as this First Alert CO alarm has a built-in battery that does not need changing and will last for 10 years. But it is still important to remember to test your alarms regularly!
The temperature display function gives this alarm another purpose to keep track of the comfort in our home. This CO alarm checks for dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and if peak levels of CO are detected it will display on the screen and give a loud 85-decibel alarm sound. This way we will be warned of danger, so we can get to safety and call 911.
We love that there is no need for installation. It is designed to sit on top of a dresser or tabletop, but does come with the option to install on the wall if you like. Since the alarm does not need battery replacements, it eliminates the annoying late-night low battery chirps, which are sure to give us all a scare. After 10 years, you will hear an end of life warning, letting you know it is time to replace (alarms don't last forever and should be replaced at least every 10 years).
Help protect your home and family by taking a look at these carbon monoxide and home fire safety tips, and installing CO alarms this winter!
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