What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is poisonous to humans and animals. Sources of carbon monoxide are any fuel burning devices, such as your stove, furnace or water heater.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is poisonous to humans and animals. Sources of carbon monoxide are any fuel burning devices, such as your stove, furnace or water heater.

CO alarms and gas alarms are the only way to detect the poisonous gas and help provide an early warning. First Alert urges every homeowner to help protect themselves and their families by installing CO detectors.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

It’s important to note that CO can only be detected by a CO alarm. All First Alert CO detectors and alarms use electrochemical carbon monoxide sensors to detect the presence of the deadly gas. The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing a carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home and near each sleeping area. Alarms should be tested monthly and batteries replaced at least every six months to ensure the detector is functioning properly. For hassle –free safety and protection, upgrade to 10-year sealed battery alarms to eliminate battery replacements for the life of the alarm.

First Alert offers a variety of CO detectors to meet your family’s needs:

  • Battery Operated

    • Convenient battery operation that continues working if power goes out
    • Easy to install on the ceiling or wall
    • Test the alarm monthly and change the batteries at least every 6 months
  • Plug-In Operated

    • Simply plugs into standard outlets
    • Most include backup battery for continuous monitoring during power outages
    • Easy to use single test/silence button
  • 10-Year Sealed Battery

    • Powered by a built in 10-year lithium battery
    • Eliminates the need for battery replacements for the life of the alarm
    • Eliminates late night battery chirps
  • Tabletop Alarm With Digital Temperature Display

    • Easy-to-read backlit digital LED display shows room temperature and CO concentration when detected
    • Built in 10-year battery offers continuous protection for the life of the CO detector
    • Designed to sit on a dresser or tabletop
    • Loud 85-decibel alarm alerts you when CO levels are unsafe

 

On average, 400 Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning every year, most often during the cold winter months when many households turn to alternative heating sources for warmth. Even a car that is left with the engine running in an attached garage poses a threat, as emissions can leak into the home even if the garage door is open.

Protect your family from the deadly effects of carbon monoxide poisoning with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors from First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety.

 

 

Where to Buy

First Alert products can be purchased at the retailers below.