It came in the wee hours of the morning. What was that thing beeped. Checked the alarm clock. No not that. Guess I will have to get out of bed to see what it is.
Out in the hall, that dang carbon monoxide detector is going off. OK. Check the furnace and gas fireplaces to make sure the pilot light is not blown out. All is ok.
So why is this thing going off. Press the test button. Still going off. Must be broken. Pull it out the wall, but just to be on the safe side, I should go check the other rooms to make sure all it well.
WOW, this thing might have just saved my families life.
Turns out the UPS that my computer runs on, the batteries inside had caught on fire. The unit was very hot to touch, and a slight smell of burning plastic. Who knows what dangerous gasses this thing was leaking, but the detector sensed them and woke me up.
Opened all the windows to get fresh air into the rooms. about 6 minutes later, I plugged the CO detector back in, and it starts to read 87ppm.. then down to 71ppm, then 52ppm then zero.
Thankyou technology for your little blessings.