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Smoke Detector Vs Carbon Monoxide Detector

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Did you know that there is a difference between a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector? A carbon monoxide detector  is a device that detects the presence of the carbon monoxide  gas in an area so a person does not get carbon monoxide poisoning. A Carbon monoxide detector is designed to measure the carbon levels over time and it will sound an alarm before the levels of carbon monoxide accumulate at dangerous levels in an area. The alarm will give people a warning so they can evacuate or ventilate the area. A carbon monoxide detector does not sound an alarm if there is smoke in the area.

Carbon monoxide is deadly because it has no smell,  color, nor taste. It can come from many  household appliances, including gas stoves or ovens, water heaters, and space heaters. The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu so carbon monoxide poisoning is harder to diagnose.

A Smoke Detector is a device that detects smoke. The smoke is usually a result of a fire and an alarm is set off to alert people of a fire so they can evacuate the area. Many people die each year from house fires. These deaths could be prevented if there is a working smoke detector in the house. Most of the victims die from smoke inhalation.

It is important to have each of these detectors in your home. You can now buy detectors for your home that can detect both carbon monoxide and smoke. These detectors are not much more expensive that a smoke detector. It is worth it for the safety of your family. Make sure you home has a smoke and a fire detector.  Why not try these out to protect your family.

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