Time to Change Batteries in CO & Smoke Detectors

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Birthdays, back to school shopping, carving pumpkins…what else do you have to do once a year? Well, I have one more thing to add to your list. Every year it is important to remember to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detector.

Though they may seem like a nuisance when they go off just from a burnt piece of toast, we all know how important smoke detectors are in the event of a real emergency. That is why it is imperative to make sure that they are always in proper working order.

Carbon monoxide detectors are equally, if not more, important. This is because while smoke can be seen and smelled, carbon monoxide is a deadly, colorless and odorless gas. Without the help of a detector you may never notice its presence in your home until it is too late. Carbon monoxide can come from a variety sources such as car exhaust or a cracked heat exchanger in a furnace, which is why it is also so important to have an annual furnace inspection.