CO Advice

Keep protected from CO with Ventilation Instruction

FireAngel’s new CO alarm range features low level carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring, providing ventilation warnings to open windows if levels begin to rise.

Ensure your family are protected from rising carbon monoxide (CO) levels in your home with a ventilation instruction alert, available with FireAngel’s new FA3820X4 CO alarm.

The CO alarm constantly monitor ppm (parts per million) levels of carbon monoxide in a room to provide a low CO level warning if a slight rise is detected. The alarm’s ventilate alert will encourage you to open a window to reduce the risk of CO poisoning.

By ventilating a room, it prevents a build-up of dangerous CO levels however if no ventilation is detected and ppm levels continue to rise the CO alarm will activate.

What is carbon monoxide?

ventilate instruction

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that cannot be seen, smelt or tasted and is produced when fuel doesn’t burn properly. The only way to detect carbon monoxide is with an audible CO alarm placed 1-3 metres away from any fuel burning appliance, such as a gas boiler, gas cooker or log burner.

When will the ventilate instruction activate?

  • Below 10ppm detected – No warning
  • Between 10-20ppm detected – Visual warning after 4 hours
  • Between 20-30ppm detected – Visual and audible warning after 35 minutes
  • Over 30ppm detected – Visual and audible warning after 20 minutes

The low CO level warning can be silenced for 12 hours with no audible alarm but a yellow LED flash. The silence can then be cancelled by pressing test button again.

Which alarms feature the ventilate instruction function?

The ventilate warning function features on the below alarms from our new range:

  • FA3820X4: 10 Year Carbon Monoxide Alarm – sealed battery

Keep safe and protected from low level CO

For more information about carbon monoxide read our safety blog or discover more about our new range of CO alarms.