Inexpensive Gas Leak Detector

By | July 15, 2011

Yesterday we discussed a portable meter capable of detecting combustible gas leaks and today we’d like to few moments to talk about a meter that will monitor for two common household combustible gases (methane and propane) as well as carbon monoxide… 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 1/4 days a year.

HS80504 Gas & Carbon Monoxide Detector -- AC Powered
AC-Powered Natural Gas, Propane
and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Under $60 and UL 1484 Certified

For those not familiar with methane, you may know it better as ‘natural gas’. Many homes have heating, cooking and/or laundry equipment that runs on natural gas.

Regarding propane, some homes use propane as their heating source, various styles of portable cooking equipment may use propane and many industrial buildings have large propane tanks stored within them.

Carbon monoxide exists in all open air atmospheres but in closed quarters it can cause people to become groggy, fall asleep and eventually stop breathing altogether. While many people believe flame acts as the primary killer in house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning via smoke inhalation kills far more people than flames. Also, improperly vented or blocked chimneys from gas furnaces or fireplaces will result in large amounts of carbon dioxide backing up into a building and putting the lives of everyone inside at risk.

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