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Change Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Batteries Annually

Hello!  This is a friendly reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detector AND carbon monoxide detector on an annual basis.  If you cannot remember the last time that they were changed, now would be the time.  Though when you accidentally burn breakfast you may wish the smoke detector did not work, it should always be ready to go in case of a true emergency.

Even more important than a smoke detector is the carbon monoxide detector.  Smoke is visible and has a distinct scent, but carbon monoxide is a gas that is colorless, odorless and dangerous.  It can come from a variety of sources, including a cracked heat exchanger in a furnace (so it is also important to have a furnace inspection).  Due to the fact that it cannot be detected by humans until its effects are felt, it is imperative for the safety of yourself and your family to be sure that you have a detector in working order.

Carbon monoxide detectors are a great defense against carbon monoxide.  If your home is not already equipped with one, feel free to contact Flame to find out about installing one or more in your home.  Once again, it is important to change the batteries in a carbon monoxide and a smoke detector every year.  Keep your home safe!

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