Known as the “silent killer”, CO is a colorless and odorless gas considered the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the US. Carbon Monoxide poisoning shows itself in nausea, headaches, dizziness, weakness, chest pain, and possibly vomiting. Unfortunately, those relatively-common sickness symptoms may be written off as a flu coming on or food sickness. The longer someone is exposed to the gas, the more dangerous the outcome: severe poisoning cases can cause unconsciousness, long-term neurological disabilities, breathing failure, or death.
Now that we’ve gotten the grim facts out of the way, what can you do to prevent accidental CO poisoning? The easiest way is with an accurate CO Alarm. CO Alarms should be installed outside every sleeping area (such as a shared hallway) and on every level of the home. Alarms should be regularly tested and cleaned of all dust and debris. Any fuel-burning device should be serviced by a qualified technician every year, but even then, that’s no guarantee that there’ll be no danger. The easiest and safest way to keep your family safe is to ensure that you have an alarm will alert you to this unnoticeable danger so you can evacuate your home and get the problem fixed. Yet studies show that 90 percent of American homes don’t meet the National Fire Protection Association’s recommendation for basic protection from CO poisoning through CO alarms.
Protecting your home and family is vital, and FirstAlert wants to help. Their latest product, the 10-Year Battery Carbon Monoxide alarm, is a powerful alarm that includes a sealed lithium battery that powers the alarm for 10 years without worrying about the battery. You’ll never have to worry about not being covered in case of an emergency; the end-of-life alarm will let you know when it’s time to replace the unit in 10 years, but otherwise, you’ll never have to worry about your CO alarm. You’ll have peace of mind without having to worry about keeping your peace of mind well-powered with new batteries.
The stylish, modern design ensures that you’ll be content keeping this First Alert Carbon Monoxide poisoning alarm sitting out in your home. By default, the alarm displays the ambiant temperature to be a helpful fixture to your home – but don’t worry, it will also alarm and display the CO levels if it detects carbon monoxide in your home.
Is protecting your family important to you? Are you sure that they’ll be safe if this odorless, hard-to-detect poison gets lose in your home? Let First Alert help you out – they’re helping me give away a First Alert 10-Year Battery Carbon Monoxide Detector to a lucky winner!
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