Frequently asked questions
You should never barbeque in the garage with the doors to the inside of the house and outside of the garage open or closed. CO can seep into adjacent rooms even with the building doors closed.
Not recommended because your shower fogs up the bathroom. You may install your COSTAR® alarm immediately outside the bathroom, perhaps over the bathroom door.
No. In fact during a fire, carbon monoxide is generated at life threatening levels and both your smoke detector and your carbon monoxide detector should go off.
Yes, you never know what your neighbor is doing as you share walls and ventilation systems. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, carbon monoxide could be present.
Yes, the air purifier won’t affect the functioning of your CO alarm.
The product’s instruction manual describes this in detail but you will need to install the carbon monoxide detector on a wall close to the ceiling, on the ceiling or on a high shelf.
No. You can place the CO alarm unit in the same room but we recommend at least five feet away.
The COSTAR® CO alarm comes with a test button that can be pressed. After pressing the test button the alarm will beep four times and then repeat that sequence one more time.
You may vacuum or dust it but should not use any cleaners or paint near the CO alarm.
If you are cleaning with strong solvents such as ammonia you should ventilate the area to protect your health and protect the CO alarm from ammonia. Ammonia and amines from cat urine can reduce the life expectancy of your alarm. In normal operation it should last for 6 years. If it is nearly 6 years old you should replace your alarm with a new one.