September 2010

Follow Up From July
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Life Expectancy

In last month's issue we discussed the life span of your smoke detector. What about your CO detector?

According to the United States Fire Administration, the battery in the unit should be replaced every year and the entire unit should be replaced every eight to 10 years. It is also a good idea to use the test button once a month to ensure that the unit is functioning properly.

Helpful Tips
  • Choose a holiday, birthday or another familiar date and replace the batteries each year on that day.
  • If your smoke alarm starts making a "chirping" noise, replace the batteries and reset it.
  • Always follow all manufacturer instructions included with your device.

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