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The past couple of years I have been to some extraordinary places. Wine tasting in Florence, hiking in Santorini and driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Next week I will be heading to New York for my third New York Fashion Week! Between work trips and personal vacations, my suitcase has gotten so much use! At this point, I like to think I am a pro at knowing what to pack and bring with me on trips. One of which is a First Alert CO Alarm. Which I share more about toward the bottom of this post. So keep reading!
My First Alert CO Alarm!
One of my quirkier traits is that I think of worst-case scenarios and always have a plan in place. I value safety and prepare for things that others would not normally think about. After reading an article once about how a hotel had a Carbon Monoxide (CO) leak, I immediately thought about how to prevent that from ever happening to me!
Are you familiar with CO? CO is Carbon Monoxide, AKA the silent killer. Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless gas that can be deadly. It is produced by any fuel-burning device and the only way to detect Carbon Monoxide is through an alarm.
An alarm to help you detect Carbon Monoxide is the First Alert 10-year sealed battery Carbon Monoxide alarm. This alarm can sit on a dresser or bedside table and has a backlit digital display that shows temperature and peak levels of Carbon Monoxide (when detected). After 10 years, you will hear an end of life warning, letting you know it is time to replace the batteries. Alarms do not last forever and should be replaced at least every 10-years!
Something that you might not think about bringing with you on vacation is a Carbon Monoxide alarm. When my husband, Fitzy, Gatsby and I are out in a hotel or Air BNB, I like to have my CO alarm with me when we are on the go. You better believe, as I am packing my suitcase for New York Fashion week my Carbon Monoxide First Alert alarm will be in my suitcase ready for me as I unpack. It is the little things in life, like this, that helps me sleep a little easier at night.
If you want your own First Alert 10-year sealed battery Carbon Monoxide alarm, it’s varied in price by the retailer. It blends in with any decor, has an LED temperature display and there’s no installation needed if you want to keep it at home. It even comes with screws to mount it to the wall. I will say don’t put your CO alarm in a garage, kitchen, furnace room or other dusty areas. It also doesn’t belong within direct sunlight, 5 feet of kitchen appliances, 20 feet from a furnace or in an area where the temperature is colder than 40˚ F.