Carbon Monoxide: Detecting This Hidden Danger In Your Home

As a mom it’s just come naturally to me to try to protect my girls from life’s hidden dangers. One of the first things we do as parents to new babies is research all the safety precautions we must take, from childproof locks on bathroom and kitchen cabinets to blocking off stairs. We think about hidden dangers that have never before crossed our mind until becoming a parent.

There is one hidden danger in the home that most people, parents or not, don’t realize they can prevent very easily. One of the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in your home is carbon monoxide (CO), which can be deadly within minutes. Did you know that CO, which is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, is the leading cause of unintentional poisoning deaths in the U.S.? The only safe way to detect CO is with a properly working and installed alarm specifically designed to detect CO emissions. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Census, while 75% of all homes have a potential source of carbon monoxide (CO) – like a water heater, fireplace, furnace, generator or any other fuel-burning appliance – only half of homes in the United States actually have a working carbon monoxide alarm.

Home Safety Month is in June…what better way to observe it than by making sure you are properly detecting CO emissions in your home?

Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector For HomeKidde makes a Worry-Free carbon monoxide (CO) alarm which offers 10 years of continuous detection from carbon monoxide. These UL-listed alarms are the first and only models to contain a 10-year sensor as well as a sealed-in lithium battery and they feature a 85 decibel alarm – loud enough to wake the average sleeping adult. Personally as a busy mom I love the idea of not having to worry about changing out batteries and annoying low-battery chirps. Until now, CO sensors operated for just five to seven years, depending on the model.

Kidde Worry Free CO Alarm

Benefits of the Kidde Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Goodbye late night low battery chirps: The sealed lithium battery is tamper proof and provides 10 years of continuous power, meaning no low battery chirps or battery replacement

Longest Sensor Life Available: Carbon monoxide sensor is proven effective for 10 years – nearly twice as long as some models

Savings: No batteries to buy and replace every six months, which translates into savings (up to $40 over the life of the alarm)

Quick and Easy Installation: Simply slide the alarm onto the mounting bracket and it activates automatically. Place on a desk, shelf, table or a wall…wherever you find convenient.

Always On: 24 hr/day, 7 day/week protection

CO End of Life Hush Button: After 10 years of power, the alarm will sound a warning to indicate it needs replacing. The hush button will temporarily silence the warning for up to three days.

Two models of the Kidde Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm are available at The Home Depot with a suggested retail price ranging from $40 to $50.

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