What causes carbon monoxide? What are some common sources of carbon monoxide?
Any gas appliance or combustible engine.
What is carbon monoxide?
Colorless, odorless, tasteless gas.
What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Nausea, vomiting, headaches, and flu like symptoms.
Why is carbon monoxide dangerous?
Carbon monoxide enters the hemoglobin 200 times faster than oxygen.
What should I do when the carbon monoxide alarm sounds?
Assure that it is not the battery and if it is not the battery then move to fresh air and call 911.
Will carbon monoxide alarms detect explosive gas leaks?
No, they are a one-gas monitor and that gas is carbon monoxide.
What it the typical carbon monoxide detector life? How long will a CO alarm last?
Typical lifespan is about 5 years. You should look at manufacturer’s recommendations.
Where should I install carbon monoxide detectors?
At least one on every floor and near or in every sleeping area of the home. Check the manufacturer’s manual.
Is there anywhere I shouldn't install carbon monoxide detectors?
Bathrooms or rooms with high moisture content.
I wonder where to install carbon monoxide detectors, particularly how high off the floor?
CO is about the same weight as air so it is typically safe to mount anywhere, but we recommend mounting where the user manual tells you to.
Where can I purchase a Carbon Monoxide Detector?
Most home improvement stores will carry them.
What is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide detector test?
Refer to your user’s manual because each manufacturer may be different.
Why should I leave the carbon monoxide (CO) gas detector alarm plugged in all year?
You may have a gas appliance that you will use all year such as water heaters and stoves.
What is the expected carbon monoxide alarm battery life?
We recommend changing the battery 2 times a year. (Six months is a good time)