Types and Proper Usage of Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide, also referred to as “CO,” is an odorless, colorless gas emitted every time fuel is burned. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel, as well as vehicles or generators running in attached garages, can be sources of carbon monoxide. While it’s impossible to prevent the emission of CO, low doses of it won’t harm you as long as there’s ventilation in the area it’s being released. If it builds up to an unhealthy amount, it can be deadly to both people and animals who are breathing it in. Because of this, it’s important that you and your family have a carbon monoxide detector to monitor its levels and ensure you stay safe.
First Alert Alarms
At First Alert, we take pride in offering some of the best carbon monoxide detectors on the market. Regardless of the model you get, you’ll find the alarm to be highly accurate and easy to install. Most of our models are battery operated and have an end-of-life chirping function that alerts you when the batteries are getting low. For additional peace of mind, you may also want to invest in a 10-year battery life model, so you won’t have to worry about changing the batteries for the life of the alarm. We also have interconnected smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; if one alarm detects unsafe levels of carbon monoxide or smoke in the home, all alarms will sound.
When your carbon monoxide detector picks up unsafe levels of carbon monoxide, it will make a loud alarm noise to alert you and your family that you may be in danger. Our alarms feature the most advanced technology on the market to keep you and your family safe in all situations.
Where Do You Need Alarms?
Just like smoke alarms, you should place CO detectors outside of every sleeping area and on every level of the house, including in the attic and in your basement. If you have doubts about how many you need in your home, remember that you can never be too safe in these situations.
More Questions? Contact First Alert
We are extremely dedicated to you and your family’s safety. If you have more questions about the installation or functionality of the right carbon monoxide detector for your home, contact us today.