May 16, 2012

Carbon Monoxide Smoke Detector – Avoid Dangerous CO Levels

Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector

Carbon monoxide smoke detectors are a fantastic dual-action device that can protect your family, your tenants or your employees from lethal gas and smoke hazards.

These units typically come battery-powered for residential units, and there are 120-volt hard-wired ones available that work well in commercial or industrial properties. We are currently recommending Kidde’s latest model.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Get a CO Smoke Detector

Warning signs that you are breathing in carbon monoxide and how a carbon monoxide smoke detector and alarm combo can protect you.

Carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless toxic gas that enters your bloodstream and interrupts the supply of oxygen to your body’s cells. At low levels it can make you sick, causing dizziness, nausea, headaches, sore eyes and respiratory problems. At higher levels, it can kill you. And because you can’t see or smell it, you aren’t even aware of it. Each year, CO poisoning kills numerous Canadians.

Carbon monoxide is formed when gas or other fossil fuels fail to undergo complete combustion, or are burned in enclosed spaces with little oxygen. In a home or commercial building, the presence of CO is usually due to improper ventilation and leaking gas pipes.

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