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One doesn't cover both!

Reblogger Vern Eaton
Real Estate Agent


William Feela has brought to light the use of Smoke and CO2 detectors.

There are combo units out there that make people think that they are covered.

William explains why you may not be covered and what to do about it.

Please read, it could save a life or more.

Original content by William Feela 20398180

Back to home safety.

Smoke detectors and CO2 detectors.

Very important and saves lives.

Now days you can buy units that detect both.

But there is a problem.

Where do you place it on the wall?


Smoke is from heat and rises.

CO2 is a heavier than air gas so it sinks.


So, if you place the detector near the ceiling, you don't get the CO2 reading

If you place it by the floor you don't get the smoke reading.


This is MY HUMBLE OPINION...You need to place detectors in both places in order to be as safe as possible.


Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I read that post when William first posted it.  Very important pointers to understand about smoke and CO2 detectors.

Jan 18, 2019 05:00 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Vern.  Great advice from William about placing these detectors.

Jan 21, 2019 05:39 AM