I am sharing my story of what happened to me, because if there's any message people need to hear, it is the message that carbon monoxide detectors SAVE LIVES. Six months ago, the furnace in my house broke down. My husband and I had it replaced with a brand new furnace. The furnace company came to replace it, and within a week of the new furnace up and operating, one of the carbon monoxide detectors in our home went off. At first we assumed the battery in it was dying, and replaced it with a new carbon monoxide detector. However, the next day, the new detector, as well as the ones upstairs in our home started to go off as well. We contacted the furnace company who installed our new furnace, and realized there was an error in how the new furnace was hooked up, thus, causing this gas leak in our home.
WE HAD NO IDEA. There was no smell of gas in our home My husband and myself and my two kids could have been victims of carbon monoxide poisoning if we did not have the detectors in our home. Anyone who uses appliances - big or small - that are operated by gas should have carbon monoxide detectors in their dwelling. Gas leaks aren't always noticeable.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent killer. The carbon monoxide detectors save lives.