What does a propane sensor do and How high should you install it?
Propane gas is a highly flammable type of gas that is widely used to fuel appliances for heating, cooking and other uses. One of the most dangerous kinds of home accidents is caused by a gas leak (LPG or natural gas). Early detection is your best bet to stay out of danger.
The propane sensor is the component inside a gas alarm that reads and interprets a gas level. Propane gas alarms are designed to sound an alarm if they sense the presence of propane. High-quality, properly-functioning propane gas alarms add another layer of safety in the event of a propane leak.
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Propane vapor is heavier than air, and it may collect initially at floor levels or in other low areas before it begins to dissipate. Depending on the type of gas (propane is heavier than air, methane is lighter than air) the gas alarms should be placed low(propane gas alarm) or high (natural gas alarm) on a wall.
Many homeowners mistakenly think that a carbon monoxide detector will find a propane problem. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. To detect combustible gas (natural gas or LPG), you need a combustible gas alarm. and it is recommended that any home that utilizes natural or propane gas have at least one combustible gas alarm.