Universal Carbon Monoxide and Natural Gas Detector
Lots of false alarms
Repeated false alarms for gas - had gas company check and no leaks. Gas company worker said he saw lots of false alarms with this model - in the garbage it went.
March 12, 2013
Prone to false alarms - had to return
I recently purchased this unit and installed it the basement. That very same night it sounded a CO alarm. I moved the detector to a location upstairs, and it sounded another CO alarm later that day. The fire department came (lights and sirens), only to find no trace of CO in the house at all. The unit was suspected to be faulty, and I returned it to Canadian Tire with the receipt with no hassles.
February 5, 2013
I purchased 2 of these units; 1 for upstairs (outside the bedrooms), and 1 for the main floor (near the entrance to the basement); which is typically recommended.
Best practice is to install these wall-mounted units away from direct sunlight, moisture and excessive dust.
We have not received any nuisance alarms with these units.
The unit is much smaller than many of the other comparable units, and is a nice sleek design and only uses/covers 1 electrical outlet plug.
The added security of the backup 9 volt battery is a nice feature too.
Simple operation, detects CO and natural gas
If you currently have the ceiling-mounted CO detector, you should definitely purchase the wall-mount as a supplement or replacement. CO is heavier than oxygen, and fills up a room much like liquid would; so it is very possible that you could succumb to the CO before the ceiling-mounted unit detects the problem.
January 24, 2012