This is a sponsored post. While I received financial compensation via a gift card, all opinions are 100% my own.
Living in a historic city, my home is just a “baby” compared to the others in my area. Since it was built in 2002, I never thought I would have to worry about any hidden dangers. My home is sound in structure, and I was more worried about my son falling off all the furniture he climbs on, or sticking something in his mouth that shouldn’t be there and choking. Boy was I wrong thinking those were the only dangers. It doesn’t matter how old your home is, one deadly hidden danger is carbon monoxide (CO). colorless, odorless and tasteless, CO is deadly within minutes.
The only safe way to detect CO in your home with with a working CO alarm. While according to the U.S. Census, 75% of all homes have a potential source of carbon monoxide, it’s unfortunate to know that only 50% of homes have a functional carbon monoxide alarm. It is actually recommended that you place an alarm on every level of your home and in sleeping areas. I know I would feel much safer if I had all the areas covered to protect my family and I from this silent killer.
This year Kidde released the Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm! This alarm is the first and only UL-listed CO alarm proven to provide up to 10 years of protection. That is twice the lifespan in other available alarms! In other words, no more constantly have to change batteries, or that annoying low-battery beeping! These alarms are different because they use a sealed-in lithium battery that powers the alarm for a decade. How awesome is that?
So what other benefits are there to the Worry-Free CO alarm? Well the 10 year charged battery means not having to worry about CO poisoning for 10 years! Another benefit is that the alarm is so easy to install. You simply slide the alarm onto the mounting bracket and it activates automatically. The alarm the stays on 24 hours a day! That’s right, you’ll have CO protection 24/7 around the clock.
Could You Be At Risk?
Wondering if your home is at risk? Check out this list of potential carbon monoxide dangers that could be in your home:
- Space Heaters
- Water Heaters
- Gasoline-Powered Tools
Worry-Free Spring Sweepstakes
Kidde is currently hosting a “Worry-Free Spring” Sweepstakes on their Facebook page. You better hurry though! This sweepstakes ends tomorrow April 30th. The prize is a $300 gift card to either Walmart or The Home Depot. What a great sweepstake! Imagine all the alarms you could buy to protect your home!
Don’t forget to connect with Kidde on Facebook and Twitter!
Buy It: You can purchase Kidde carbon monoxide alarms, including the Worry-Free CO Alarm from the Kidde Online Store, or from other retailers such as Amazon, The Home Depot, Walmart, Walgreens, or CVS to name a few.
i have never heard of this alarm before but it sounds like a great thing to have for peace of mind in the home. Thanks for sharing about it
this is great, and i would love this for my family
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
I’m guilty of not having a carbon monoxide detector or alarm. It’s something I’ve thought often about getting, but never actually gotten one. Off to check out the giveaway!
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
It’s wonderful that you are bringing awareness to this. We are getting a new carbon monoxide detector soon and I’ll feel much better when we do.
Angie Agerter says
My husband has had to put these in all the apartments by whatever date. Its a wonderful tool to have for that extra protection to know you are safe.
Elma Placeres Dieppa says
Wow, I had no idea these stats were so high. I went over and entered the contest, if I win I’m going for the Kidde carbon monoxide detectors and some spring flowers :)
julie marling says
We had the fire department talk to our MOPS group. I want on carbon monoxide detector. Thank you!