/What should we look out when installing CO detectors?
Carbon monoxide detector is an important tool for families to prevent fire disaster. But what should we pay attention to when installing the Co detectors?
It is not recommended to install the CO detectors in a garage, kitchen, or stove room. It will cause annoying audible alarms and damage or contaminate the sensor head when installing in these locations. It is normal for a kitchen, stove, and some burning appliances to produce brief high concentrations of carbon monoxide. For example, in a garage, a car exhaust will contain some carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide concentration will be higher when we start engine, and it will make the alarm sound. If you install CO detectors too close to these burners, it can often sound an alarm and become a noise. If you must install the CO detectors alarm near a kitchen or heating appliance, please consider to keep some distance from these appliances.
Do not block the alarm vent of CO detectors. Place the detectors in a place that will not be obstructed by curtains, furniture or other objects and where the air is circulated. Do not install in places where the air is out of circulation, such as the vaulted ceiling or the roof of a pointed roof where carbon monoxide can not reach the sensor head in time and give early warning.
Do not install CO detectors in strong winds from ceiling fans, do not install carbon monoxide alarm near doors and windows, do not install carbon monoxide alarm near fresh air vents or in any other well-ventilated area. Rapid circulation of air from the fan or outdoor fresh air can affect the alarm response.
Do not install CO detectors at temperatures below 4 ° C or above 38 ° C, such as airtight rooms, lofts, corridors and garages. Extreme temperature will affect the alarm sensitivity.