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Most of us try our best to live in a protective bubble. We want our families to remain safe and sound from everything. We lock window and doors, close blinds, and set the burglar alarm. Some of us even have pets to keep watch over us. There is nothing wrong with any of these things. We do them to insure the safety of our home.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Safe and Sound

Unfortunately though, most people are not aware of the various dangers lurking in their homes or surroundings. They believe they are safe and sound at home when they really are not. Hidden dangers that we cannot see may be present. How? I am talking about a colorless, odorless  poisonous gas that is deadly once inhaled over a period of time. Did you guess it? Say, “Hello” to carbon monoxide.

Carbon Monoxide

With an average  of, 72,000 carbon monoxide incidents each year in the United States, about 170 fatal,you would think more homes would take precautions against this deadly killer. But, the US Census reports that only half of homes in the United States have a working carbon monoxide alarm. Also, 75% of all homes have a potential source of carbon monoxide, from heaters, stoves, water heaters, fireplaces, automobiles, or generators. Because carbon monoxide is odorless, as well as colorless, it is hard for human senses to relay to you that you are under attack. Finding out could be too late and precautions should be taken if you experience these symptoms:

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

Severe Exposure

  • Mental confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of muscular coordination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ultimately death

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Kidde Worry-Free

Kidde has recently taken carbon monoxide alarms to a greater level with it’s new 10 year worry-free device. In fact, Kidde’s Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm is the first and only UL-listed CO alarm proven to provide up to 10 years of protection. This means up to twice the lifespan in other available alarms. The alarm contains a sealed-in lithium battery that powers the alarm for a decade. This feature helps to further eliminate those annoying low-battery chirps, while helping to keep your loved ones safe in the meantime.

The digital read out on the Kidde Alarm lets you know exactly how many parts per million of carbon monoxide is in the air. Because carbon monoxide is invisible and tasteless, you can be rest assured that your family is safe and sound knowing the numbers. I know that, personally, I do not want to take chances with my family.

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