We all do our best to protect our families. We find the safest car seats and cars, we teach everyone to look both ways before they cross the street and we talk about calling 911 when help is needed. We do our best to do the little things whenever we can. One very important, very easy way to protect your family from a silent but serious problem is to put carbon monoxide detectors throughout the house. It’s so small and so simple yet so powerful. Ever since I’ve owned a home, I’d had them in the house…and it’s great peace of mind.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America, yet many people don’t know they are suffering from CO poisoning until its too late. Since symptoms of CO poisoning are like the flu, you might not even know you’re in danger at first. That’s why a carbon monoxide alarm is an excellent way to protect your family. It can detect the CO you can’t see, smell or taste in the air.
In fact, numerous states have passed legislation requiring CO alarms in residential homes and other types of dwellings, including Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Many major U.S. cities require it as well, including Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and St. Louis.
One of the best solutions on the market is the First Alert 10-Year Battery Carbon Monoxide Detector. This unit is very powerful, stylish and versatile. I love that it’s designed to sit on a tabletop or dresser and display ambient temperature while always on the ready to alarm if it detects carbon monoxide in the home. It’s the ideal blend of form and function.
The CO710 uses an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor – the most accurate technology available and emits a loud, 85dB alarm if carbon monoxide levels are detected at dangerous levels. The convenient peak function captures and allows you to retrieve the highest CO level recorded in your home.
One aspect that I really love is the long life sealed lithium battery used to power the alarm for a full 10 years without replacing the battery. That’s insane and it’s the biggest issue with detectors like this. This eliminates costly battery replacements and annoying low battery chirps in the middle of the night. An end-of-life alarm signals when it’s time to replace the unit in 10 years.
The MSRP for the alarm is $59.95 and it’s worth every penny.
To find out how you can protect your greatest asset, check out:
- First Alert.com
- Where to Buy
Guy and the Blog was given product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.