Thursday, February 27, 2020

Importance of CO safety during winter with FirstAlert

firstalert carbon monoxide alarms
Thank you FirstAlert for sponsoring this post. Help ensure your home and family is protected with CO alarms!

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.
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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!
firstalert carbon monoxide alarms
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.
firstalert carbon monoxide alarms
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). 
firstalert carbon monoxide alarms
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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21 comments:

  1. Everyone should have a carbon monoxide detector in their home I have had mine for a long time and I think that I should get a new one

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  2. I used to work in this trade and these carbon monoxide detectors are real lifesavers. The number and severity of cracked heat exchangers I saw in homes without these devices makes me glad that these products are now available to keep us safe

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  3. Thank you for this important information

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  4. This model is definitely more stylish than the original types on the market

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  5. A carbon monoxide detector should be in every home

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  6. Thanks for the reminder to check my CO detector and smoke detector.

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  7. I like that this model has a temperature display as well. It’s another resource to find that ever elusive room temperature that makes the majority happy with a little compromising.

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  8. It should be mandatory that everyone has a carbon monoxide detector

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  9. Oh I like this one! I like that it needs no installation. I once had a scare and had the fire department over at 1am. Turns out faulty unit but so scary.

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  10. It’s really important to have CO2 detectors in your home and to regularly check to make sure the batteries are charged

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  11. I love that this one has a built in battery so much better!

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  12. I like that it lasts for 10 years and there’s no battery replacement.

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  13. I just heard an ad on the radio for these, they are so practical, I do think everyone should move towards this type of technology. Safety is so important.

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  14. Almost time to check, change batteries or replace units. 10 years worry free does appeal to me!

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  15. I like that the screen shows the temperature!

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  16. I wuldn't live in my home without Carbon monoxide alarms. Great post!

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  17. Everyone should have one of these in their homes even people that rent should have them!!

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  18. I do like the design of this CO2 protector.

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  19. I have one of these in my basement and didnt know my husband bought it. I feel even more safe and secure now for my family. I'm going to upgrade the upstairs ones next.

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  20. CO2 detector is one of those musts for home safety

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  21. We have to protect ourselves.

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