Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is an odorless, invisible gas that can quickly spread through your home and cause accidental poisoning. Protect your family by installing CO detectors throughout your house.
Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?
This deadly gas can fill your home as a result of blocked heating system exhaust vents. Faulty fireplaces, portable gas or kerosene heaters, generators and defective water heaters can also cause this problem. Experts recommend that you install at least one CO sensor on every floor of the house and one in each sleeping area.
Power Source Options
You’ll want detectors that have multiple power sources so they keep running even when the power is out. Consider a Kidde carbon monoxide detector that plugs into the wall and also has a battery backup. There are also models that double as smoke and CO detectors. You can put a battery-powered carbon monoxide alarm anywhere—even in an attic or crawlspace without electrical outlets. A hardwired CO alarm is another reliable choice, and you can install them using the included quick-connect wiring harness.
If you have young children in the home, learn how to install a CO monitor that is tamper-resistant. You may also want to look for a unit that has a special alarm to alert you if it’s unplugged.