Sometimes the things we can’t see in our homes are often the most hazardous. Dust mites, mold, and seasonal allergies to tree and flower pollens put tiny visible particles in the air that trigger our allergy symptoms but what about the things that we can’t see such as carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates causes carbon monoxide poisoning and results in 400 unintentional deaths per year. It’s a fast acting killer that kills within minutes but can be prevented by using a carbon monoxide alarm.
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With 75% of all homes having a potential source of carbon monoxide such as a water heater, fireplace, furnace, generator or any other fuel-burning appliance, it’s staggering to know that only half of U.S. homes have a working carbon monoxide alarm. You never know when a source of carbon monoxide will start leaking deadly CO gas which is why a carbon monoxide alarm is just as important to have in your home as a smoke detector such as the Kidde Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
The Kidde Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm provides up to 10 years of protection from dangerous CO thanks to a sealed-in lithium battery that powers the alarm for a decade. Having an alarm that will work for 10-12 years provides reassurance that you won’t have to change your batteries each time you turn the clock forward or backward, giving you one less thing to do. Also, the long lasting battery helps prevent those annoying reminder chirps that come as a reminder to change your batteries before they run too low.
Kidde’s Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm is available at local Home Depot stores and is easy to install thanks to a one-screw mounting bracket. Simply put the mounting bracket in place, align the alarm with the mounting plate, and rotate the alarm until it clicks into place. The alarm is automatically activated when the alarm is attached to the mounting plate. A brief chirp tells you that the power supply has been activated.
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, Kidde will be participating in Safe Kids Day in New York City where communities around the world are gathering together to celebrate and raise awareness and funds to protect kids from injury. The day consists of a fun-filled celebration at Highline Stages, with games and activities to help kids stay safer in the home, outdoors, at play and on the road so if you’re in the NYC area, feel free to stop by to learn how you and your family can be safe from household injuries.