Where to Place CO Alarms in the home?
CO Alarms, also known as Carbon Monoxide detectors, function similarly to smoke alarms. If CO levels are present in your home, the detector will emit a sharp beeping sound to alert you to the danger. CO alarms help save lives everyday. Learn Where to Place CO Alarms.
What is CO (Carbon monoxide)?
CO is known as the “silent killer” because it is odorless, tasteless and colorless. It’s also toxic, since the gas can prevent your body from properly transporting oxygen. If inhaled in high concentrations, carbon monoxide poisoning can happen quickly; Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include: nausea, vomiting, headaches, weakness, dizziness, chest pain and confusion. If CO levels rise quickly or exposure continues, it can lead to unconsciousness and fatality.
Where should I place CO alarms in the home?
Since we are most vulnerable to the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning while we sleep, it is important to place CO alarms near your family’s bedrooms. If you only have one CO alarm, place it as close to everyone’s sleeping area as possible.
Generally, the CO alarm will be located in the close vicinity of sleeping areas or rooms that contain fuels sources. The correct height for a CO alarm is knee height on the wall. The Venus Battery Operated CO Alarm provides you with protection during emergency situations. It shows the level of carbon monoxide present in the air, When the CO concentration in the air reaches the presetting alarming level, the detector will give audio and video alarming promptly.
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