Cozy News January 2012
The Truth About Store Bought Carbon MonoxideDetectors
Last year the State of Illinois passedlegislation requiring functioning CarbonMonoxide (CO) monitors be installedon every floor of your home. What youneed to know is that standard monitorsthat can be purchased from the localstore are flawed. The flaw is that these monitors allow for a very high, even fatal, amount of carbon monoxide to build up in a spacebefore they ever alert you. The ULlisting of these store-bought monitorsstate that the warning must sound once75 PPM (parts per million) of carbonmonoxide is detected for a three andone half hour time period. According to international healthstandards, that level of carbonmonoxide could lead to severe illness oreven death. Those most susceptible toCO
poisoning are young children, theelderly, or people with
medicalproblems. To you it means that yourmonitor may not go off until it is too late – but the governing agencies of thisstandard are OK with the level of adequacy they passed into law. The picture on the right shows a store-bought monitor placed behind that of aNS13000 low-level CO monitor. As thenumber read-out in the picture is notclear, I can point out that the NSI monitoris showing a presence of 17 PPM of COin the air while the store-bought monitorreads zero. Health conscious individualsshould be aware that potential poison is inthe air they’re breathing, don’t you agree? The intent of this information is not tosell a bunch of monitors, but to make youaware that there are, in fact, differences.Granted, the NS13000 is more expensive,but clients who have purchased
them, orhave added them when purchasing acomplete system, have enjoyed the peaceof mind that real time monitoring brings. The NS13000 is the difference betweenthe ability to be proactive or reactive. Abetter monitor allows you ample warning to take proper steps to correct apotentially deadly situation. But at theend of the day, if saving money isforemost in your mind, I will be happy totell you where you can purchase acheaper, up to code minimum monitor.Call us for more information, or
visit our website.
Hey everyone! I hope you had an enjoyable holiday, no matter which you participated in. I had no idea how many differentcelebrations and traditions there are. I am quite content with thecanine version which is shredding wrapping paper followed by roughly five minutes of playing with/destroying what was inside.I have no idea why five minutes is considered “short”. Ithappens to be many, many times my normal attention span. Tome, spending five minutes on a gift is the proper amount of attention itdeserves, does not signal any displeasure of it on my part, and just means I am ready for the next one. My brother feels the same way. Obviously, John and Lindsey enjoy selecting toys for us, wrapping them, and watching our enjoyment ripping thepackages apart. It’s a win-win situation, right? Parents just don’t get it, I guess.Dogs are supposed to have an understanding of about 100 words. Obviously, as writers, the two of us understand more. I pick up a couple of more each year, and want to share with you the newest to my understanding. “Turkey” and “New Year’sResolution”. They absolutely go together! For 2012, my resolution is to somehow,someway, add more turkey to my diet. Yum…….it was a great holiday! Hope yours was, too. Wishing you the happiest New Year, Murphy p.s. Someone named Kathleen posted there’s a new dog at Grandma and Grandpa’snamed…Romeo! I snuck a look. Big guy. This doesn’t sound too good, more onthat next month!
The NSI3000 detects the presence of CO in the air while the store bought model reads “0”