There are many more options when shopping for a carbon monoxide detector than when shopping for fire alarms. Carbon monoxide detector placement is more versatile than smoke detectors. There are several models that plug directly into home AC outlets. Some carbon monoxide detectors talk, while others have digital displays. The following are a sampling of the types of carbon monoxide detectors available.
Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
These units utilize both smoke and carbon monoxide detection technology. Unfortunately, fire alarms utilize two different types of sensors to detect smoke. These units rely on only one type of sensor. Learn more about fire alarms before making this type of purchase.