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Do You Use a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

Do You Use a CO Detector?

Smoke detectors are a necessity when it comes to your living space, but there's another vapor that homeowners and renters should be protecting themselves from: carbon monoxide (CO). Unlike smoke, this lethal gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, which is why it's a good idea to have at least one CO detector in your home. I tend to think you can never be too safe when it comes to your pad, which is why we've had one in our bedroom since the day we moved in. It's also why I was surprised to learn that nearly half of my friends and family have admitted to not having any kind of carbon monoxide detecting device in their houses — most didn't even know that CO could be a problem. So what about you? Do you use a CO detector where you live?

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bunnyhorse bunnyhorse 7 years
One of my best friends died in his sleep from a CO leak, and I've had a detector ever since. I encourage everyone I know to get one. It's a small cost to avoid what we went through with his death.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
Not yet, but in the process of buying one!
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Yes, it is built in to my smoke detector.
TMGirl TMGirl 7 years
Absolutely! A CO detector saved mine and my family's life. In the middle of the night while we were sleeping our furnace got a crack in the converter it and it started pumping CO through the heat vents to our rooms instead of outside the house. The CO detector woke me up and we called 911. The second the firemen stepped in with their own detector they said we had CO and needed to get out of the house. My whole family now uses one, at our own homes, near our bedrooms so we can hear it loud and clear if it ever went off. SO thankful for that little machine. $30 is beyond worth it!
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