As a parent one of my greatest worries is carbon monoxide. I know there are a number of things that can cause it to infiltrate a home and that’s it’s a significant danger to children.
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That’s why I was interested in the Kidde Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm and to write this post about how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
I was surprised to learn that each year fire departments respond to an average of 72,000 carbon monoxide poisoning incidents. In fact, it is the leading cause of unintentional poisoning deaths in the U.S. With such a high rate of incidents I was also shocked to learn that only 50% of U.S. homes have a working CO alarm.
I hate to say it but we were a part of this group. We used to have an alarm but one day it stopped working and no matter how many times we replaced the batteries it kept giving an error message. It made me nervous not to have one but thankfully the Kidde Worry Free CO Alarm has eased that concern.
- A sealed tamper proof lithium battery that provides 10 years of continuous power
- The CO sensor is proven effective for 10 years, which is nearly twice as long as the average model
- Easy installation – slide the alarm onto the mounting bracket and it activates automatically
- 85 decibel alarm which is loud enough to wake a sleeping adult
- 10 year limited warranty which lasts the life of the alarm
Once our Kidde Worry-Free CO Alarm arrived I was excited to get it installed. It may seem a bit odd to be happy about an alarm installation but as I mentioned carbon monoxide poisoning is a concern for me and I was looking forward to the peace of mind it offered.
- Water heater
- Other fuel burning appliances
I was interested to learn the following tips about how to properly install and care for a CO alarm:
- Install at least one alarm on every level of the house
- Carbon monoxide weighs the same as air and therefore the alarm can be installed on a wall, on a table, or plugged into an electrical outlet
- However if using a combination smoke alarm/CO alarm it must be installed on the ceiling or wall because smoke rises
- Don’t cover the unit
- Test the alarm monthly
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We’ve been pleased with our Kidde Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm and recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality, long lasting CO alarm. It’s given us a great peace of mind and as the tips above recommend we will be purchasing one for every level of our home right away.