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We are already almost 2 months into the New Year and some of us set up some lofty goals for 2019. But today I want to talk to you about The Most Important Thing You Should Do This Year for your family and your home, and that is to install the Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
We recently had a very scary situation in our home that didn’t seem like a big deal at first. Our heater kept shutting off for no apparent reason.
One day, it took three reset attempts to start it again and we called a heater specialist to look at it. Long story short, he found the problem and tested our vents for carbon monoxide levels. It was way higher than acceptable. He checked a couple more times to be sure and the other two times came at the highest threshold acceptable and then at a normal level. And even though his last two readings were within normal ranges, we had a wake up call.
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and since I stay at home with my son most of the week, I hate to think what could happen if indeed the levels were dangerously high.
It’s a good thing that we have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in our home, but we had no idea that the levels could be higher than expected and that our current alarms had not detected it.
This event made me want to test and replace our existing ones with better technology.
After doing some research, we decided to install an Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
This alarm is different than the ones we currently have for many reasons.
It’s smart – connects to my phone and can notify us if there is an emergency in my home even when we are not there. That gives us such a peace of mind, specially when we are traveling.
I also really like the fact that is a 2 in 1 solution – it can detect both smoke and carbon monoxide dangers. Our current alarms are fire or carbon monoxide only and as much as we like to have them in various rooms of our house, having a combined solution is both more efficient and decor conscious.
But the best feature by far is that the Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm can let us know the type and even the location of the danger in our home through voice alerts. That is the best thing new technology can offer us.
For our first Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, we chose a battery operated device because of ease of installation.
Onelink also offers a hardwire version that includes a battery backup for protection against power outages.
The installation of the battery operated Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm was so easy that I was able to do it on my own. All I had to do was download the app on my phone, mark where the screws were going to go, attach the mounting bracket and the device and follow the instructions on the app. I was done in less than 15 minutes.
For this first one, I decided to install it in our son’s new playroom. I want to be absolutely sure this is a safe space for him. This is the first of many changes we will make to our existing systems.
We love being home and it gives me so much peace of mind to know we have the best carbon monoxide detector in place.
To purchase yours or for more information on the Onelink Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, visit the Onelink website here.
Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your house?
If you answered no, please look into purchasing and installing at least one. This is most important thing you should do this year for the safety of your family and your home.