The Results Are In: Top 4 CO Detectors


Posted in: Indoor Air Quality


A carbon monoxide (CO) detector is the kind of thing you want to know works.  This is one indoor air quality issue that cannot go unchecked. You can find detectors that need to be hardwired into your Virginia Beach electrical system as well as simpler plug-in and battery operated models. To sort out which detectors are the most reliable we consulted professional reviews; user reviews shone light on the models that are durable and easy-to-install.  Your Virginia Beach HVAC specialist will be able to help you with any installation questions you may have.

First Alert CO615 – best reviewed

Plug-in carbon monoxide detector

Pros

  • Can plug into any outlet
  • Display shows both current and peak CO levels
  • Includes battery backup
  • Cord allows for flexible placement

Cons

  • Battery door hard to close
  • Button required for display

Kidde KN-COPP-B

Battery-operated carbon monoxide detector

Pros

  • Battery powered
  • Placement flexibility
  • Constant digital readout
  • Seven-year sensor lifespan

Cons

  • Requires battery replacement
  • Slower response time than some models
  • Some functioning issues

First Alert Onelink SCO501CN

Interconnecting CO detector/smoke detector

Pros

  • Interconnects wirelessly
  • Easy to install
  • Photoelectric smoke sensor
  • Voice warning
  • Six-year replacement alert

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No digital display
  • Doesn’t detect flaming fires

Kidde KN-COSM-B

Budget combination alarm

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install
  • Combination smoke and CO detector
  • Voice warning
  • Seven-year sensor lifespan

Cons

  • No display
  • Doesn’t detect smoky fires

Article Source:  http://www.consumersearch.com/carbon-monoxide-detectors

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