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Gas detectors for households

Today, natural gas has become a everyday part of our lives, whether we cook or heat our home with it. However, if it is used incorrectly or the appliances are not properly maintained, we are in danger.

In households, we are most at risk of carbon monoxide, which can't be smelled or seen, but is deadly toxic. No less dangerous are natural gas and propane butane, which are most often formed during cooking. Poor maintenance of gas appliances as well as their technical defect can directly endanger our lives. We can eliminate risks by performing regular inspections of appliances and wiring and installing gas detectors.

Gas detector detects the leakage of hazardous gas even at small concentrations. If a certain concentration or set value is exceeded, the detector will trigger an alarm, which may be audible or visible, at best combined.

How to install a gas detector?

Carbon monoxide detector: most common are carbon monoxide detectors (CO), which are usually placed next to boilers. Carbon monoxide begins to form in the event of a fault in the gas appliance, poor supply of oxygen to the appliance, a fault in the flue, but also in the case of poor fuel combustion.

Carbon monoxide spreads evenly over the space, so the detector is placed 1.5 m above the floor or at eye level and at the same time close to the boilers.

Flammable gas detector: this detector is used to monitor gas appliances and stored gas tanks.

The methane or natural gas detector is placed on the wall about 10 cm below the ceiling, because methane is lighter than air, meaning it is rising.

On the other hand, propane-butane is heavier than air, so it descends. For this reason, it is necessary to place the detector about 15 cm above the floor.

Some detectors are able to detect multiple gases. These are mainly flammable gas detectors. For best home safety, install 2-3 detectors: a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector (monitors a fire) and a natural gas or propane-butane detector.

The following detectors that should be in your home:

Carbon monoxide detector Honeywell XC 70

The XC 70 detector is suitable for common household use. An advantage is the battery life of 7 years and IP 44 protection, thanks to which we can also place the detector in the bathroom.

Carbon monoxide detector Honeywell XC100-CS

The XC100-CS detector has an extended battery life of 10 years and a highlighted alarm.

Carbon monoxide detector Honeywell XC100D-CS

Like the XC100-CS, the XC100D-CS has an extended battery life of 10 years and a highlighted alarm. Multifunctional display shows information on the level of toxic CO concentration.

Honeywell plans to implement the XC70, XC100-CS and XC100D-CS detectors in the Lyric platform, where it will be possible to monitor the measured values in the application directly on your mobile phone, in case of exceeding you will receive a notification with a warning message.

More about the products from the Honeywell Lyric line here.