Customer Reviews For The Carbon Monoxide Alarm Twin Pack

Overall Rating

9 Reviews
9 customers recommend this product
Charles Hinton
October 24, 2014
Verified Purchase
Good product

Easy install.

Judith Gerst
October 29, 2012
Verified Purchase
First alert

Great product with a great reputation. Pricing was good and very easy to install.. put on on every floor and every bedroom

Patricia  Schwarz
November 27, 2011
Verified Purchase

Fast and as expected. Would purchase again.

Julie West
August 25, 2011
Verified Purchase

Item arrived in a timely manner and in excellent packaging.

Matt Tracy
August 2, 2011
Verified Purchase
Good Buy

A good package that contained 2 fairly good looking meters run by 2 AA batteries included. Installation instructions were clear and the installation itself was easy two sheetrock screws each -- also included. The testing button is very large and makes testing easy, if youve mounted them on the ceiling, just use a stick to depress the test button. Although necessarily high pitched and loud, the test is short unlike my smoke detectors. All in all Id recommend these.

David Lazier
July 20, 2011
Verified Purchase
CO Alarm

Very easy to install and maintain. I purchased CO alarms for the entire family - 5 households.

Dianne Dallas
June 21, 2011
Verified Purchase
Great value

This Alarm brings great relief in our concern of carbon monoxide poisoning

Edward Jue
June 21, 2011
Verified Purchase
2 Pack Carbon Monoxide Detectors

I originally purchased 9 packs of these but have only installed 4 so far, I am not seeing the false alarms as noted by some others. However it is confusing that it is rated for 5 years, but it is not clear if its from manufacture date or install date. I had to call First Alert to find out and spent over 15 mins on the phone tree, waiting and finally given a correct number to call.

R Eerp
May 16, 2011
Verified Purchase
Easy to Install and Test

We installed these in all the bedrooms. They were replacements for another brand that would not stop chirping no matter what we did. These are much much nicer.

How do I get my carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping?
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.
Where should I install carbon monoxide alarms? What is proper carbon monoxide alarm placement?
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.
Is there anywhere I shouldn't install carbon monoxide alarms?
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.
How many carbon monoxide alarms should I have in my home?
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.
What is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test?
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.
Is it a false alarm when my carbon monoxide alarm sounds and there doesn't seem to be a problem?
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:"
  • The carbon monoxide alarm needs to be relocated. Carbon monoxide alarms should be located 15-20 feet away from all fossil fuel burning sources like furnaces and stoves. Alarms should be located 10 feet away from sources of humidity like showers.
  • Fossil fuel burning appliances may not be burning fuel completely. Check pilot lights/flames for blue color. Appearance of yellow or orange flames indicates incomplete combustion-a source of carbon monoxide.
Will carbon monoxide alarms detect explosive gas leaks?
No, a single function carbon monoxide alarm reacts to carbon monoxide only. To detect explosive gas, you need an explosive gas detector. Different kinds of explosive gas can be detected and it is recommended that any home that utilizes natural or propane gas have at least one explosive gas leak detector.
I'm ready to change my alarm battery - what replacement batteries can I use?
Check your User's Manual or the nameplate on the back of the alarm. Different smoke detectors & CO alarms use different kinds of batteries - 9V, AA, AAA - it all depends on the particular model you have. Use quality batteries like lithium batteries - having plenty of power is worth any extra cost. Never use rechargeable batteries because they may not always provide a consistent charge.

Basic Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm (2pk)

Two Battery operated carbon monoxide alarm with mute button to silence any nuisance alarms. Single button also tests alarm functions. Carbon monoxide alarm utilizes electrochemical sensor for increased accuracy. Has easy, front access to the battery. 5-year limited warranty. Carbon Monoxide alarm meets UL standards.

This carbon monoxide alarm is for you if:

You want basic protection from the threat of carbon monoxide
at an affordable price.

Where To Place Carbon Monoxide Alarms: One on every level of the home and one in each sleeping area.

First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm CO400CN2

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