Where to Buy a Home Carbon Monoxide Detector Online
|April 4, 2011||Posted by admin under Home Safety||
Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector such as the First Alert CO615 Carbon Monoxide Plug-in Alarm. There I said it. It’s not a matter of if you need fully functioning detectors in your house, it’s a matter of how many should be installed. I cannot think of a more cost effective safety product for the home other than a smoke detector perhaps.
When choosing a carbon monoxide detector for the home, choose a brand with an excellent reputation for building a dependable unit. There would be nothing worse that thinking your family was protected against the silent danger of carbon monoxide when you’re not because an off brand detector was not functioning properly. Among the leaders in the industry are the brand names First Alert and Kidde. Both are top rate brands with many choices in styles and types of carbon monoxide detectors to fit your individual situation.
When considering where to install carbon monoxide detectors, first think about potential sources of the gas. Two of the most obvious sources in the typical residence are the furnace room and the garage. It only makes sense to consider placing a detection unit in or just outside the furnace room and just inside the house if you have an attached garage. If you have a gas range in the kitchen, it might be a good idea to place a unit there, in the event that a pilot light were to go out.
Most importantly, most experts recommend having a carbon monoxide detector within 15 feet of each bedroom. I think it might even be a good idea to have one in each bedroom, especially in children’s rooms.
The scary thing about carbon monoxide gas is that it is odorless and invisible. If it is present in the home environment, it’s almost impossible to detect without the proper equipment. Considering the potential tragic dangers, it just make sense to invest the best carbon monoxide detectors you can afford.
When choosing which detector to purchase, I am a big fan of Amazon.com because of the excellent product descriptions and the availability of reviews written by other people who have purchased the particular unit. It’s a great forum of opinion and it comes with Amazon’s sterling reputation for quick and reliable shipping.