What Are Some Good Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

What Are Some Good Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

The best carbon monoxide detection alarms are the First Alert and The Kidde Nighthawk, according to Best Appliance Review. There are three types of carbon monoxide detectors available: electrochemical detectors, biomimetic detectors and semiconductor detectors. The carbon monoxide detectors are reviewed and rated based upon the device's reliability.

The First Alert electrochemical carbon monoxide detector features a battery-powered, backlit display alarm with mute and remote control. The Kidde Nighthawk takes CO readings at 15-second intervals, has a battery back-up and tamper-resistant features. Both brands offer combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with optional voice warnings. The units range in price from $10 to $100 and are available at most home improvement stores as of 2015.