Carbon Monoxide Alarm

The Danger of Carbon Monoxide Fumes

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Everyone knows the hazards of fire; so most people have installed fire detectors in their homes. What you may not know is that it’s equally important to also have carbon monoxide detectors.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is toxic to humans and animals when encountered in high concentrations. It can leak from indoor heating or cooling systems or even through your garage from car exhaust.

Carbon monoxide alarms are designed to alert the homeowner when carbon monoxide levels accumulate over a period of time, and will alarm before most people would experience any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Installing carbon monoxide alarms with electrochemical sensing technology in the home also provides sufficient protection for residents. The more accurate a carbon monoxide alarm, the greater your chances of appropriately responding to the problem.

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Where should I place carbon monoxide detectors?

Check out this information from the EPA: “Because carbon monoxide is slightly lighter than air and also because it may be found with warm, rising air, detectors should be placed on a wall about 5 feet above the floor. The detector may be placed on the ceiling. Do not place the detector right next to or over a fireplace or flame-producing appliance. Keep the detector out of the way of pets and children. Each floor needs a separate detector. If you are getting a single carbon monoxide detector, place it near the sleeping area and make certain the alarm is loud enough to wake you up.”

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