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Why you Need Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Your Home

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We are working hard to get home improvement projects big and small completed before our baby arrives in October. While the nursery is an exciting project, I am also really excited to make our home safer as well as more beautiful. One major part of that safety update was to install carbon monoxide detectors.

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless and deadly gas that can be produced by any fuel-burning device, such as a furnace, boiler, stove, or cars.

CO alarms detect this poisonous gas and provide early warning.

First Alert carbon monoxide alarms

What is the best type of carbon monoxide detector?

First Alert has a variety of CO alarms that fit your family’s needs.

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm with 10-Year Battery and Digital Temperature Display
    • CO detector alerts you to elevated carbon monoxide levels
    • Easy-to-read backlit digital LED display shows temperature and CO concentration
    • Built-in 10-year battery offers continuous protection for the life of the carbon monoxide detector
    • Stylish design intended to sit atop a dresser or table
    • Loud 85-decibel alarm sounds when CO levels are unsafe
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery Powered

    • CO detector alerts you to carbon monoxide
    • Electrochemical CO sensor is most accurate technology available
    • Battery-operated design works almost anywhere
    • Loud 85-decibel alarm sounds when CO levels are elevated
    • Single test/silence button for simple operation
  • Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup

    • CO detector alerts you to carbon monoxide
    • Battery backup allows for continuous monitoring during power outages
    • Loud 85-decibel alarm sounds when CO levels are elevated
    • CO detector plugs into any standard electrical socket
    • Single test/silence button for simple operation
  • Battery-Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Backlit Digital Display

    • CO detector alerts you to elevated carbon monoxide levels
    • Easy-to-read backlit digital LED display
    • Advanced electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor
    • Battery-operated carbon monoxide detector works almost anywhere
    • Loud 85-decibel alarm sounds when CO levels are elevated
  • Combination Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with 10-Year Battery and Voice and Location

    • Low-profile smoke and carbon monoxide alarm detects two potentially deadly threats
    • Programmable talking alarm speaks to indicate the type and location of detected threat
    • Slim, easy-to-install design is half as thick as a standard smoke alarm
    • Built-in 10-year battery offers continuous power for the life of the detector
    • Photoelectric sensor detects smoke while minimizing false alarms
    • Electrochemical sensor alerts you to carbon monoxide danger from multiple sources

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When do you need to replace your carbon monoxide detectors?

Did you know that the useful life of a carbon monoxide detector is seven years? In 2011, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin adopted building codes requiring carbon monoxide detectors and alarms. If you live in one of those states and got your CO alarm in 2011, that means that it will expire soon!

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Where should you install carbon monoxide alarms and how many detectors do you need?

It is recommended that you have one carbon monoxide detector on each level of your home and one in each bedroom.

You can learn more about First Alert carbon monoxide alarms at this link. The below video gives even more details on the importance of carbon monoxide alarms.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

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