Why do I Need a Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Monitor?


The NSI low-level monitor senses CO levels as low as five ppm (parts per million). Infants, children, elderly, people with respiratory or heart ailments are provided little or no protection from deadly CO with standard alarms. Long-term exposure to low-level CO above 15 ppm can cause illness and even permanent disabilities.

What about the other “detectors” sold at retailers and home centers?

Store-bought detectors do not alarm until unsafe levels of 70 ppm or higher are present at the unity for 3-1/2 hours! By then it may be too late. Plug-in models do not always allow for proper placement and do not work during power outages. The NSI 3000 is battery powered for 24/7 protection.

Why is the NSI 3000 more expensive than the others?

Accurate, low-level CO detection requires more expensive components and quality control. The NSI 3000 CO monnitor uses the same technology and sensors as in professional-grade CO analyzers used by contractors, fire departments, and utilities. Plus, NSI’s unique Continuous Scan mode lets you know the monitor is operational 24/7!

How many monitors should I have in my home?

As with smoke detectors, you should have one monitor installed on every level of your home. Even a single-story home may need two; one at each end.

Where should I place the NSI monitor?

CO is lighter than air. Monitors should be mounted at eye level and now lower. They should be placed in an area with good air circulation. If you have only one monitor is should be placed near the master bedroom. Additional locations include your kitchen, nursery, basement, rooms with fireplaces or gas logs, and near your heating system and/or hot water tank. Your professional installation contractor will determine the best location in your home.

What should I do if my monitor goes off?

Call your NCI-Certified Professional at any level below 70 ppm unless you have symptoms. CO exposure can cause nausea, severe headache, shortness of breath, chest pain, blurred vision, and dizziness. If you experience these symptoms call 911 and leave the house immediately. Above 70 ppm, evacute immediately. If you have symptoms, call 911 from a neighbor’s house. Call your utility to turn off the equipment until your NCI-Certified Professional can investigate the source of carbon monoxide.

Contact Answer Heating & Cooling Today

These monitors are available in our office for pickup purchase. We can also have one brought out to your home during a service call or maintenance visit.

If you are on the Preferred Customer Maintenance program with Answer Heating & Cooling, you save $27 per unit, for a cost of $153. Regular price is $180.

There is no limit to the number of units you can purchase, so you can pick one up for your loved ones as well. Reserve yours by call us today!

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