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What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless and deadly gas that can be produced by any fuel-burning device, examples  –  furnace, boiler, stove, or cars.    The bad news is Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.     The good news is you can protect your loved ones easily with a CO alarm.

First Alert sent us a CO Kit to share with our family.   We already loved our First Alert Onelink that we installed downstairs.  But we had no idea that every bedroom needed a CO detector.  We have a dryer upstairs and the boys room is right above our garage.  Both are potentially dangerous.   These CO detectors will monitor our air for the first signs of these potential dangers and sound a loud alarm right away.   If your alarm goes off, head outside and dial 911.

Matthew is a firefighter and he is constantly headed to calls with alarms.  So we took this as a teachable moment with the boys regarding home safety.   Yes, they are young but it’s never too soon to tell them if they hear a loud noise coming from these alarms to head outside to a safe spot.   We designated our safe spot as the picnic table in our backyard.    We even had the lesson, at our safe spot to reinforce the knowledge.    It’s working,   we did a few test runs with the alarms and Oli went and grabbed Milo and said Safe Spot.

In 2011, many states adopted the building codes that homes must have CO detectors with a useful life of 7 years.   It’s 2018 y’all, Congratulations it’s your anniversary!   Change those alarms.   CO alarms from First Alert come in a wide variety of alarm options.   They have plugin alarms, table top alarms, and combination alarms that detect smoke or carbon monoxide.   Different rooms have different needs, and I love the wide variety of options that First Alert has available to suit every room.

Even if your state didn’t adopt this awesome code, it doesn’t mean your home shouldn’t.   Your carbon monoxide detectors have an end of life warning, listen for it.  Test it. Replace it.  Don’t Let the Beep Steal Your Sleep.   Stay Safe Friends.

You can find out so much more in the video below and on the First Alert Website HERE. 



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