Plug-in combination explosive gas and carbon monoxide alarm with battery backup and backlit digital display easily plugs into any standard outlet with no additional mounting necessary; line cord offers multiple placement options. Battery backup ensures alarm works even during power outages. Digital display illuminates hazard level when in alarm or when any button is pressed. Remote mute silences nuisance alarms by pressing any button on a standard household remote control (remote not included). Single button also tests alarm functions. Explosive gas and carbon monoxide alarm utilizes electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor for increased accuracy. 5-year limited warranty. Combination explosive gas and carbon monoxide meets UL standards.
This explosive gas & carbon monoxide alarm is for you if:
● You want protection from 3 types of gasses in your home.
● You want the convenience of simply plugging in your alarm, with the added protection of battery backup in case of power outage.
Where To Place Carbon Monoxide Alarms: One on every level of the home and one in each sleeping area.
First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm GCO1CN
Average Customer Rating Based on 24 reviews:
N1ce design - 10/13/2015
Reviewer: Edmund Boyle
The idea of having a CO monitor that also monitors for Natural Gas is a great idea! It is compact and unobtrusive. Also very loud.
Reviewer: Donald Decristan
Very happy to have first alert products for my family's safety.
Reviewer: James Bevis
Extra loud alarm should easily wake even the heaviest sleeper.
great alarm - 01/04/2015
This alarm probably saved my house as we had a gas leak in a hidden pipe after a furnace was installed! my wife has no sense of smell so she cannot detect gas! the alarm went off at 3 am and woke us up, a call to the gas company sent an inspector out and he found 4 leaks! alarm paid for itself!
Good Alarm one feature not working - 07/31/2014
The alarm appears to work fine. I tried the remote feature with multiple different remotes. The unit did not respond. Not really a deal breaker, but it says that it is supposed to work but doesnt on my unit
Reviewer: Chi Yeung Lao
This is my second purchase of this particular product for my home very useful. One time a leak in my LPG hose occur and it really perform its purpose. Very Loud alarm.
Excellent Product - 01/01/2014
Reviewer: Paul Khanton
Received order promptly. Item brand new, perfect condition. Worked as described.
saftey - 03/14/2013
Reviewer: Marie Hamburg
good product i hope i never have to use it
Monoxide - 03/10/2013
Reviewer: george meinhardt
Works for me! - 03/07/2013
Reviewer: Stephen Skelly
Q: How do I get my carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping?
A: If your carbon monoxide alarm keeps chirping, the battery may be low or weak. On First Alert carbon monoxide detectors, check to see if the battery light is yellow or green. If the alarm is chirping and the light is yellow, it means the battery is low. The way to get a carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping is to replace the battery.
Q: Where should I install carbon monoxide alarms? What is proper carbon monoxide alarm placement?
A: It is very important to install carbon monoxide alarms near or in each separate sleeping area. Many states now require that a carbon monoxide alarm is placed in each bedroom. For added protection, placement of an additional carbon monoxide alarm at least 15-20 feet away from the furnace or fuel burning heat sources is recommended. Also, install carbon monoxide alarms at least 10 feet from sources of humidity like bathrooms and showers. In two story houses, install one carbon monoxide alarm on each level of the home. If you have a basement, carbon monoxide alarm placement is recommended at the top of the basement stairs.
Q: Is there anywhere I shouldn't install carbon monoxide alarms?
A: Do not install carbon monoxide alarms in garages, kitchens, furnace rooms, or in any extremely dusty, dirty, humid, or greasy areas. Do not install alarms in direct sunlight, or areas subjected to temperature extremes. These include unconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics, un-insulated or poorly insulated ceilings, and porches. Carbon monoxide alarms should not be installed in outlets covered by curtains or other obstructions. Do not install in turbulent air-near ceiling fans, heat vents, air conditioners, fresh air returns, or open windows. Blowing air may prevent carbon monoxide from reaching the CO sensors.
Q: How many carbon monoxide alarms should I have in my home?
A: So how many carbon monoxide alarms should you have in your home? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you should have a carbon monoxide alarm centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom. For added protection, you should have additional carbon monoxide alarms in each separate bedroom and on every level of your house, including the basement. Some states now require that you have a carbon monoxide alarm in each bedroom of the house. If you install only one carbon monoxide alarm in your home, place it near or in your bedroom.
Q: What is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test?
A: The following procedure is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test - Press and hold the Test Button on the front of the alarm until the alarm sounds. Be sure you hold the button down long enough; it can take up to 20 seconds for the alarm to respond to the test.
Q: Is it a false alarm when my carbon monoxide alarm sounds and there doesn't seem to be a problem?
A: A carbon monoxide alarm false alarm should not occur if your alarm is in working order. Remember, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas. If your carbon monoxide alarm went off, it detected potentially harmful amounts of carbon monoxide. After the professionals have evaluated the situation, make sure no one has any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Here are a few situations that may cause a carbon monoxide alarm "false alarm:"