Bratkinson wrote:I have digital readout CO detectors on each floor. It shows the current reading (usually zero), and with the push of a button, the highest reading since it was last reset. I check the one on the wall near my stove every time I go downstairs. On warmer days, it sometimes gets a reading.
The biggest advantage of a digital reading is that it will show even a very small amount of CO presence. The simple "beep when it's bad" usually don't start beeping until just below the 'fatal' stage. About 2 years ago, I came home to beeping digital CO detectors, but the other CO detectors didn't sound off. The readings were in the 40s on the detectors, and I had a woozy dog.
Had I not had the digital detectors, I would not have been aware of any problems other than a sick dog.
I also have a problem in that I am hard of hearing. Fortunately, I keep my bedroom unheated and a window open all year. About 2 weeks ago, I opened the door to the hallway and was greeted by a chirping CO detector on the hall ceiling. I heard nothing in the bedroom with my hearing aids out. Good thing I keep the window open...
If you are hard of hearing, please get a system with strobes. Have a strobe mounted and detector in the bedroom. Kidde makes smoke and co detctors that can be interconnected and drive strobe lights also. They have to be hard wired in, but all will alarm if anyone detects anything.