In the Green Bay area, carbon monoxide detectors are becoming a problem for local fire firefighters. According to WBAY, area fire fighters have seen an uptick in carbon monoxide related 911 calls. They’ve found that this is the result of many of the area’s carbon monoxide detectors reaching their expiration date at roughly the same time.

Did you know that a carbon monoxide detector has a shelf life? The mechanisms within a detector only work effectively for a certain period of time before they are no longer able to detect the presence of carbon monoxide with great accuracy. Due to changes in industry standards within the last decade, carbon monoxide detectors have been fitted with end-of-life alarms to warn their users when the efficacy of their carbon monoxide detectors has been compromised. These end-of-life alarms are not as loud as the detector’s true alarm, which can be deafening.

If your carbon monoxide detector has been behaving this way that means its time for a replacement. And if you don’t already have one, it’s time to purchase a carbon monoxide detector. Crossfire’s state-of-the-art carbon monoxide detectors are perfect for your home. They were built with longevity in mind. Not only do they offer supreme detection, their long-life, tamperproof batteries will keep your home secure for the next 20 years. While that’s not quite be set and forget, that’s pretty close. Even better, these carbon monoxide detectors use wireless communication to alert each other to problems in any part of your home. This added feature gives you the level of extra protection that could mean the difference between life and death should the worst ever come to pass.

So don’t hesitate and purchase such a detector to keep you and your family safe! Take a look at our carbon monoxide detectors over at Crossfire Alarms.

Source: http://www.wbay.com/story/25496352/2014/05/12/expiring-co-detectors-causing-confusion-false-alarms-for-area-fire-departments