How do I know if there is carbon monoxide in my home?
Thanks to the Self-Check function, the Smart Carbon Monoxide Detector monitors its own operation. If there is any important information it needs to communicate to you, it sends you a notification to your smartphone.
Installation takes just a few minutes, just attach the Smart Carbon Monoxide Detector to the wall. Locate it in every room that has a combustion appliance. Once installed, download the Home + Security application.
It is recommended to install one Smart Carbon Monoxide Detector per floor, per room with a combustion appliance (boiler, fireplace, stove, gas stove) and per room with a heating duct. For optimal protection, you can install an additional Smart Carbon Monoxide Detector in the rooms you occupy the most and in the bedrooms.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, toxic gas that can be deadly. It results from incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, butane, coal, gasoline, fuel oil, natural gas, oil or propane. It inhibits the blood’s ability to carry oxygen.
Where to place a carbon monoxide detector
If you don’t want to spend too much, but want something you know will do the main job you need, a basic CO detector should do the trick. These offer carbon monoxide detection capabilities and an alarm that alerts you when the CO in the air exceeds a certain level.
You can find decent basic carbon monoxide detectors for as little as $15 to $20, with the occasional model costing more due to a convenient feature like a digital display. These come in both battery and hardwired options and should only be purchased if you have a separate unit in your home that offers smoke detection capabilities.
The newest option on the scene, and increasingly popular, are smart carbon monoxide detectors. Most of these are a combination of CO and smoke detectors, and it’s a good thing, because they cost considerably more than their non-smart counterparts.
These cost around £90-120, but they can alert you to dangerous levels of CO in your home, even when you are away from home at work or on vacation. This gives you peace of mind that other CO detectors simply can’t match. And smart devices also offer the wow factor, which, if we’re honest, makes all the difference to some of us when choosing what to buy.
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How to test a carbon monoxide detector
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas produced when an inadequate air supply causes a fuel – oil, coal, kerosene, gas or wood – to burn poorly. In the home, this can happen when the chimney of a fuel-burning appliance is blocked, usually by soot, nests or other debris. Any type of fuel, and any type of furnace, boiler, water heater or stove, can produce carbon monoxide.
People affected by carbon monoxide poisoning often experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, chest tightness, weakness or flu-like symptoms. As carbon monoxide exposure increases, symptoms become more severe and can lead to unconsciousness or even death.
Turn off the device if you can. Ventilate the house by opening windows and doors, and get everyone in the house outside. Call 911 and seek medical attention immediately if CO poisoning is suspected; and contact your heating contractor to repair the problem.