When is the correct time to use the silence feature on the First Alert Onelink combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm?

The silence feature can temporarily quiet an unwanted alarm for several minutes. This feature is intended to temporarily silence the horn while you identify and correct the problem. Do not use the Silence Feature in emergency situations. It will not correct a CO problem or extinguish a fire. Please also note that as regulated, alarm conditions that are too high cannot be silenced.