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You can never be too safe. While most homes have a smoke detector, not many have a carbon monoxide detector as well. Carbon monoxide is known as “the silent killer” because it’s colorless and odorless. You may not even know you have a problem until it’s too late.
A good and reliable smoke detector that also detects carbon monoxide just might save your life. Fortunately, the First Alert smoke and carbon monoxide detector is on sale for $31, or $34 off its list price.
Usually priced at $65, this smoke detector/CO alarm features a flashing LED indicator light that blinks whenever it senses carbon monoxide or large smoke particles. The detector also features an 85-decibel siren that provides a clear warning of a gas leak or a fire in your home.
Meanwhile, the unit is battery powered, so it will still work even during a power outage. Don’t worry — two AA batteries are conveniently included. The detector is easy to install with just two screws for your ceiling or wall, and it also boasts test and low battery features — the alarm beeps or chirps whenever you push the “test” button or when it needs a fresh pair of batteries, respectively.
In addition, this model includes voice and location features, so it can tell you if there’s smoke or high levels of Carbon monoxide in your home. It will also alert you to its location with up to 11 pre-programmed settings for the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and more.
Shop it: $31 (was $65), amazon.com
“Well, they did their jobs,” a happy reviewer noted. “I had a fire in our fireplace that was almost out, down to the coals, so I closed the damper and went to bed. An hour later ‘BEEEBEEEBEEEBEEEP.’ I looked at the alarm, and the CO LED was flashing. Oops, I guess the coals weren't as dead as I thought. It woke me up and the wife. I've also had it alert to smoke from me accidentally letting a damper close while there was a full-on fire and smoke began to fill the room. Again...oops. I am glad to know they work, and, while I've been aware of the sources of my troubles so far, I am confident these will alert me if there is some real trouble happening.”
Another five-star Amazon reviewer added, “Works wonders. It definitely detects both. I’ve had a few instances where’s it’s alerted me to things burning in a timely manner.”
Shop it: First Alert Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector (SCO7CN), $31 (was $65), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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