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Carbon monoxide detector

A carbon monoxide detector may also be refered to as an alarm, monitor, meter, sensor, or tester.

A carbon monoxide detector is type of gas leak detector and is not the same as a CO2 detector, CO2 alarm, CO2 monitor, smoke alarm, or smoke detector - all are different than CO detectors.

There are two types of carbon monoxide detectors. Most are designed to conform to at least one of two major CO alarm standards.

Always follow manufacturer's recommendations for carbon monoxide detector placement and installation in your home.

  • Always take it seriously when you hear a carbon monoxide detector beeping or "chirping".

  • Always treat carbon monoxide alarms as real.

  • Test CO detectors monthly - follow the manufacturer's instructions. Replace the batteries when needed.

  • Replace CO detectors according to manufacturer instructions (most recommend every five years).

Many newer models are designed to "beep" to remind you to replace the batteries and also when the detector nears the end of its useable life. However, not all detectors do this and homeowners commonly forget to replace their detectors and batteries.

Use this free service to remind you to test your carbon monoxide detector

Use this free service to remind you to test your smoke alarm

Buy a carbon monoxide alarm if you do not have one...

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Relieved from the blue green planet
Interesting about the reminder service to jog your memory and make sure you check your detector. Great idea.

Used carbon detector
once a detector haqs been used, is it still reliable?

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