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PostSubject: Smoke and CO Detectors.    November 26th 2010, 6:13 pm

Well, with the Holiday season here, Im sure a lot of us will be having family and friends over to celebrate the holidays. I just wanted to take a moment and remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, and test them. Im in the HVAC business, so its something Im paid to do and know. If you don't have either of these, please go out and buy one! Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer, and the warning signs of CO poisioning seem like nothing until its to late. If you already have a CO detector, please check the date it was made. Most people are unaware that the sensors in the CO detectors go bad after about 5-7 years. If your CO detector is about 5-7 years old. Replace either the detector or in some cases, just the sensor. Should you need to get one, I would recommend getting the NIGHTHAWK made by Kiddie. They are the most reliable home CO detectors in my opinion. I just wanted to remind everyone about this because I would hate to see something like this happen to anyone in the CAMM family.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoke and CO Detectors.    November 26th 2010, 8:39 pm

I have the nighthawk upstairs and in my basement.

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PostSubject: Re: Smoke and CO Detectors.    November 26th 2010, 8:42 pm

I just replaced all of ours detectors. I had no idea the sensors go bad but the mfgr of ours said they need to be replaced every 10 years. One of ours went off int he middle of the night about a week ago. Scared the crap out of me but thankfully it was just because the sensor was going bad. Definitely worth checking depending on which model detector you have.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoke and CO Detectors.    November 27th 2010, 12:21 am

Should your CO detectors go off, the first things you should do should be open all the windows and doors, and move yourself and family to fresh air, and call the fire department. If anyone in the house is feeling nauscious, sleepy, and/or complaining of a headache, move them outside and wait for the fire department. Carbon Monoxide is nothing to take lightly, i've known a few people through work who've died because of it, so its something to take very seriously.
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PostSubject: Re: Smoke and CO Detectors.    November 27th 2010, 1:18 am

firestartr420 wrote:
Well, with the Holiday season here, Im sure a lot of us will be having family and friends over to celebrate the holidays. I just wanted to take a moment and remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, and test them. Im in the HVAC business, so its something Im paid to do and know. If you don't have either of these, please go out and buy one! Carbon Monoxide is known as the silent killer, and the warning signs of CO poisioning seem like nothing until its to late. If you already have a CO detector, please check the date it was made. Most people are unaware that the sensors in the CO detectors go bad after about 5-7 years. If your CO detector is about 5-7 years old. Replace either the detector or in some cases, just the sensor. Should you need to get one, I would recommend getting the NIGHTHAWK made by Kiddie. They are the most reliable home CO detectors in my opinion. I just wanted to remind everyone about this because I would hate to see something like this happen to anyone in the CAMM family.



Thanks for posting this Tom!

A lady I work with just lost a family member and friend this past week due to CO poisioning. Sad
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