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3 Simple Reasons Why It’s Time To Replace Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm

This is a sponsored post with Kidde. All opinions are our own.

We always want our girls to be fire safe and know what to do in case of an emergency. We live in California where we are very fire aware and have already had our big wildfire of the year. Growing up in California, we not only experienced fires but also earthquakes, so now as parents ourselves we want our girls to know what to do in case of emergency.

It’s also even more important that we prepare every day in small other ways. Replacing fire and carbon monoxide alarms might be something that you need to consider and here are three simple reasons why.

3 Simple Reasons Why It’s Time To Replace Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm 

  1. It’s the Law– Many people don’t realize that California actually passed a law on July 1, 2011, called California Senate Bill 183. It went into effect and made it mandatory for all California homes to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed. Well, flash forward 7 years and those very alarms that were purchased following the law going into effect are going to expire. Your alarm might be expired.
  2. Ease of Use– Are your alarms easy to reach, how easy it is to check the battery on them, and are they a good quality? Personally, I am a fan of things that are easy to use, and within reach is also nice to have. That’s what I like about Kidde Plug-In Alarms. They are plugged in but also have emergency battery power in case the power goes out.
  3. Newer Technology– As technology gets newer we always want the next best thing, especially when it comes to home security and safety. Kidde Home Safetyhas everything you need in terms of safety products for your home, including the newest technology in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

kiddie home safety fire alarms

We just moved into a new house and since we are unsure of when the alarms were replaced, we have our own. They easily plug into the wall with a digital display and have a backup battery in case the power ever happens to go out. There are actually quite a few places in your home that you should be aware of when it comes to carbon monoxide. Potential sources include gas furnaces, water heaters, space heaters, clothes dryers, barbecue grills, fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, gas ovens, generators, and car exhaust fumes. We actually have an alarm by our dryer as well as our water heater. You can’t even see the ones in our home. They blend in so easily and provide us a piece of mind.

living room with fire safety

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 Have you checked your alarms recently?

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82 Comments

  1. Breanne on September 7, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    No, I haven’t.

  2. James Coyne on September 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Yes i do

  3. Christian Alejandro on September 7, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I haven’t checked recently.

  4. Trisha McKee on September 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    No. I have not checked them recently. Thank you for the reminder.

  5. Jerry Marquardt on September 7, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I usually check all the fire and CO detectors when the time changes twice per year.

  6. Philip Lawrence on September 7, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I check my alarms on a regular basis and just checked them.

  7. DanV on September 7, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Yes we have checked them recently

  8. BRYAN E. on September 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    We check our smoke & CO alarms every month; it is time to replace them because they are coming up on their 10 year “birthdays” !

  9. Sand on September 7, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    The last time I checked them was when the time changed.

  10. Kerry P on September 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I’m not good at remembering to check them, but I did recently because it was a requirement upon moving in.

  11. AEKZ2 on September 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    We last checked our alarms on Jan 1st.

  12. Leela on September 7, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    A few months ago.

  13. Eileen Boyce on September 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    N we need to.

  14. Tara Woods on September 7, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    I admit, I am late checking them. I will have to do better.

  15. Lynne on September 7, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I checked mine when we switched to Daylight Savings time and will do so again when it ends.

  16. joe clark on September 7, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Yes, I have, I will be replacing my existing ones with the NEST’s alarms.

  17. Julie Waldron on September 7, 2018 at 7:17 am

    No, we have not.

  18. Leah Shumack on September 7, 2018 at 2:59 am

    I make sure I do them when we change the clocks.

  19. Janine Hwang on September 7, 2018 at 12:57 am

    I need to check more often! Good rem8nder

  20. Judy Gregory on September 7, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Every 3 months. When the seasons change.

  21. Amy Deeter on September 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    yes the last time i checked them was a few weeks ago

  22. kathy pease on September 6, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I checked ours a few months ago

  23. Rose Santuci-Sofranko on September 6, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Actually, I haven’t checked our recently. Thanks for the reminder that I should. God bless!

  24. Ed on September 6, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I have not; thanks for the reminder.

  25. Richard Hicks on September 6, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I last checked when the time changed

  26. cindy mahoney on September 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    No, I haven’t checked the alarms in a long time.

  27. Claire McKeon on September 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I did because I had to change the batteries

  28. Stephanie Larison on September 6, 2018 at 11:50 am

    No, we haven’t for a while. It’s definitely one of those things we forget about. Thanks for the reminder!

  29. Janice B on September 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I check them at daylight savings time. I do know the smoke alarms work though because I just set them off the other day when I burnt something in the oven. Oops…lol

  30. Jae Park on September 6, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I check my alarms when we do the time changes, so the last time I checked was this spring. TYVM for hosting!

  31. Cheryl VanBrunt on September 6, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I checked them maybe a few months ago.

  32. clynsg on September 6, 2018 at 5:46 am

    We have to replace ours because of some repair work, so this would be very useful. We have less worry about the problem, since we have switched to mainly electric systems, but we still do have some gas, so still need the extra protection.

  33. Kristi C on September 6, 2018 at 4:06 am

    I changed the batteries last month.

  34. Julieh on September 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I have checked them now.

  35. Suzanne on September 5, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Yes, but it’s nearly time again.

  36. John H. on September 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    We check twice a year.

  37. Jennifer H. on September 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    We check at day light savings time.

  38. Jane McGregor on September 4, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I check them every spring and fall!

  39. Alexandra Y on September 4, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I haven’t but this is a reminder!

  40. susan smoaks on September 4, 2018 at 5:20 am

    i check them when i change the clocks for daylight savings time. both spring forward and fall back.

  41. Karen Gonyea on September 3, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I check every Memorial Day and Halloween 🙂

  42. elizabeth miller on September 2, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I always think about checking the smoke detectors but I do forget to test the carbon monoxide ones. I am sure they are due to be replaced.

  43. Kari on September 2, 2018 at 9:08 am

    No. We have not check our alarms lately. Thanks for the reminder!

  44. cyndi br on September 1, 2018 at 9:44 am

    yes I just checked them because one of them started beeping

  45. Marilyn Nawara on August 31, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    No, replacing all of them is on my list of things to do.

  46. jenny on August 31, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I actually checked ours a few days ago and they definitely need to be replaced and updated!

  47. Tina W on August 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    I checked my alarms recently when a large wildfire started east of us (then about about 10 days later when one started to the west!)

  48. Jaclyn Anne on August 29, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Thank you for the reminder – it has been too long since we checked ours. I bet it is time to replace it!

  49. M. L. on August 28, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    No, but we are getting a new one. We were lucky because several years back wee had a Co2 scare and didn’t have a monitor…it was discovered completely by accident.

  50. Ann Fantom on August 28, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    No, but I will after reading your blog post

  51. Wendy R. on August 26, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    No, we’re bad, our alarms haven’t been checked.

  52. Julie Bickham on August 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    No, I am know thanks to you reminding me too!

  53. Antoinette M on August 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Yep, 3 months ago.

  54. Susan Christy on August 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    I checked them in the spring.

  55. Charlene S. on August 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I checked them last month.

  56. Dana on August 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

    I don’t have any

  57. Felicia Lockamy on August 25, 2018 at 12:11 am

    My son and I check yearly

  58. beth shepherd on August 24, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    We check them every year on Thanksgiving. I think we should prob check them more often tho. Thank you

  59. mary chapman on August 24, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    No, I need to! Thank you for the reminder 🙂

  60. Shelby Gil on August 24, 2018 at 11:36 am

    We just moved into our new house- we new ones!

  61. ELIZABETH C. on August 24, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I actually haven’t checked but this is a good reminder!

  62. kathy Persons on August 24, 2018 at 10:38 am

    In June

  63. Holly C. on August 24, 2018 at 7:31 am

    yes we replaced ours recently, but really need at least one more downstairs by the gas fireplace

  64. David Basile on August 24, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Did it a few months back

  65. Julien U. on August 23, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    No, I haven’t any one but I may need it soon!

  66. Derek Miller on August 23, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I have checked my alarms recently. They work when tested but their age still concerns me a little at times…

  67. harolde on August 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I haven’t in a while, but I just did thanks for reminding me.

  68. Rob Brown on August 23, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I check them when I set the clocks ahead and back

  69. richard barr on August 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    we check our alarms every 4 months

  70. Anne Higgins on August 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    A spider had created a small web in one of our smoke detectors a couple days ago. Found this out when taking it apart – so, got busy dusting/vacuuming and checking the battery backup of the others – need a new carbon-monoxide alarm, so this prize would be terrific!

  71. Denise Sachs on August 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    No, I haven’t and I need to soon .

  72. barbg on August 23, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    We check them every 6 months but they usually will start being noisey before that even so we have to change the batteries.

  73. Kathy Hanley on August 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I recently checked one but need to check one that is in our garage.

  74. Jacquelyn Cannon on August 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Yes within the last 7 days.

  75. Donna Clifford on August 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Yes, within the past 3 months

  76. Diane on August 23, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Yes

  77. Robert T on August 23, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    I have not checked my smoke detectors recently. I don’t own carbon monoxide detectors, thought my wife has been advising me to obtain one.

  78. Christine Yvonne Groce on August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    No, and I really need to. There is really no excuse for not doing it.

  79. Shannon Baas on August 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The company that provides my housing checks them monthly.

  80. Margaret Smith on August 23, 2018 at 11:41 am

    We check them during daylight savings.

  81. Abigail Gibson on August 23, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I rent but I should be proactive and check them anyway even though the landlord should do it.

  82. Adrienne Gordon on August 23, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Just last weekend I did.

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