Best Features to Look For in Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Is UL-listed (check for the familiar Underwriters Laboratory seal - and read more carbon monoxide safety tips at the UL website).
- Has a long-term warranty.
- Is easily installed and tested.
- Has a display screen showing the PPM (parts per million) of carbon monoxide. Cheaper carbon monoxide detectors don't have a display and may not keep a record of carbon monoxide buildup, but knowing when carbon monoxide buildup occurs can be useful for figuring out why it occurs.
- Has an "end-of-life" alarm that chirps when the detector needs replacing.
The new electrochemical sensor contains a proton conducting membrane that generates a current in the presence of Carbon Monoxide (CO). This current is measured; information is processed and then displayed on the Alarm. The sensor is more accurate, uses less current and is less sensitive to humidity and other gases than competitive models. This technology was developed and patented by Atwood Mobile Products.
The Atwood CO Gas Alarm uses three AA batteries. The easy opening cover gives fast access to the batteries.
The Atwood CO Gas Alarm cover is designed with a safety feature that makes it difficult to close the cover without batteries in the unit. This helps to prevent the alarm from being mounted without power.
A picture frame leg allows you to use the CO Gas Alarm at multiple locations. Ideal for locating the CO source or for additional security when sleeping in another room.