Carbon monoxide (CO) is a very poisonous gas and continuous inhalation may even choke you to death. It is an odorless, invisible, and extremely dangerous gas, which can be given off by the most common appliances in your home.
Below are key elements and benefits of having a carbon monoxide alarm:
. One of the main benefits of having a carbon monoxide alarm is that the CO detector serves as an early warning if any CO is leaking into your home. The noise from the CO detector is loud enough for everyone in the house to hear and receive sufficient time to get out of the house. Depending on the hearing ability of those in the home, you may wish to place alarms at opposite ends of your home.
Place the CO monitor next to areas that you would think that poisonous gas is potentially coming from, so that you can open a nearby window in time to vent the CO as quickly as possible.
. Carbon monoxide alarms are designed to alert the you 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 provide sufficient protection for residents. The more accurate a carbon monoxide alarm, the greater your chances of appropriately responding to the problem.