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Aico Ei3018 Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Electro-Chemical Sensor, AudioLINK, and Easi-Fit Base

Aico Ei3018 Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Electro-Chemical Sensor, AudioLINK, and Easi-Fit Base

The Aico Ei3018 is a CO alarm (Carbon Monoxide Alarm) containing a proven electrochemical CO sensor ..

Model: EI3018

£48.95 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei3024 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm with Heat and Optical Smoke Sensor, with AudioLINK

Aico Ei3024 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm with Heat and Optical Smoke Sensor, with AudioLINK

This is the Aico Ei3024 is a multi-sensor fire alarm with enhanced optical smoke sensor and automati..

Model: EI3024

£51.94 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei208 Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm (CO Alarm) with 7 Year Sealed Lithium Battery

Aico Ei208 Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm (CO Alarm) with 7 Year Sealed Lithium Battery

This is the Aico Ei208 Carbon Monoxide alarm complete with a 7 year life sealed lithium battery.&nbs..

Model: EI208

£17.67 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei208WRF RadioLINK Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Powered-for-Life Lithium Battery

Aico Ei208WRF RadioLINK Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Powered-for-Life Lithium Battery

This is the Ei Electronics Aico Ei208WRF RadioLINK Carbon Monoxide Alarm with a Powered-for-Life Lit..

Model: EI208WRF

£57.02 Ex. VAT

Aico Ei3030 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with EasiFit and AudioLINK

Aico Ei3030 Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with EasiFit and AudioLINK

The latest edition to the technologically advanced Aico 3000 Series, the Aico Ei3030 combines Optica..

Model: Ei3030

£71.48 Ex. VAT

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Home Life Safety Tips from Aico: Fire Alarms and Ventilation!

When it comes to home life safety, you can never be too careful; in this article, we are compiling some of the best home life safety tips from Aico to keep you safe at home. Read the questions, answers, and tips below in order to be safe at home regarding electrical and fire safety. Tips on home life safety (by Aico)Fire alarms and CO alarms FAQCarbon Monoxide: dangers and symptomsTips to reduce damp and mold at homeHome Life Safety Tips by AicoMake sure your alarms work!First of all, in regards to your fire alarms and CO alarms, you need to make sure that your alarms work properly! It is essential to protect your home by having working smoke alarms installed throughout. Smoke alarms are the first responder in the event of a fire, so it is vital that you have adequate protection that is working properly. Check your electrical appliances!With technology and electrical devices now playing a large part in our lives, our homes are more at risk from electrical fires. Please mind the fire safety advice. Plan an escape route!Establishing a clear fire escape plan is important, so you know how to evacuate your home in the event of a fire. Make sure that you keep all exits clear. Cook safelyAround half of house fires are caused by cooking accidents. Cooking can be a pleasant and fun activity, but you need to make sure you cook safely. Which alarm where?It is good to know where to install the alarms and which ones should be where. Smoke alarms are suitable for hallways, landing, living room, dining room, and bedroom. Heat alarms are ideal for kitchens, as they are activated by heat from a fire, not smoke. Carbon monoxide alarms are suitable for rooms with fuel-burning appliances, main living areas, and bedrooms. Fire Alarms and CO Alarms: FAQWith regard to the fire alarms, smoke alarms, heat alarms, and carbon monoxide alarms, there are a few questions everyone has. Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding fire alarms and CO alarms at home. When do I test my alarm? The fire alarms, smoke alarms, heat alarms, and CO alarms should be tested once a month to make sure they are working correctly. It is sometimes good to set up a monthly reminder at a time you know you're home in order to make sure the testing is done. How do I test my alarm? This is a very good question. First, you need to check that the green light on the alarm is on; this means that the alarm can be tested. Then, press the "Test" button for 10 seconds. The alarm will sound loudly so that you know that it is functioning. Why is my alarm beeping? If your alarm is beeping, you should not ignore it. Many times it is a warning sign of either a danger in the home (such as high levels of smoke, heat, or Carbon Monoxide levels being detected) or that the alarm needs maintenance. How do I clean my alarm? Before you can clean the alarm, it is best to turn off the mains power to the alarm, and the green light should go out. Then, with the thin nozzle attachment, vacuum around the vents of the alarm. Using a damp cloth, clean the cover of the alarm, then dry it with a lint-free cloth. You can then turn on the main power and ensure that the green light is on. Carbon Monoxide - know the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)Do you know the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO), also called "the silent killer"? Carbon monoxide is an extremely poisonous gas that is tasteless, odourless, and colourless. The incomplete burning of fossil fuels, such as gas, wood, and coal produces CO. The best way to stay protected from CO poisoning is with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm. At Sparks, we sell a wide range of Carbon Monoxide Alarms here. The 6 Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide PoisoningIt is good to know what are the six main symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. You do not see, taste, or smell the carbon monoxide, but if you have the following symptoms, there is a high chance you experience Carbon Monoxide poisoning. UnconsciousnessCollapseDizzinessBreathlessnessHeadacheNauseaWhat do do in the event of a Carbon Monoxide Emergency?In the event of a Carbon Monoxide emergency, you need to do the following:Open all nearby windows and doors to allow fresh air to ventilate the property. Evacuate your home and leave all the windows and doors open.If safe to do so, turn off all fuel-burning appliances.Alert the National Gas Service and call 0800 111 999.Tips to Reduce Damp and Mould at HomeEspecially during the wet months of the year and when it is cold outside, it is easy to just close the windows and not ventilate, and therefore dampness and mould can appear. Dampness cannot be avoided, but mould can and should be avoided at all times. Here are some tips to reduce damp and mould at home:Provide ventilation when possible, opening windows even for short periods can have a big effect. Open the window or use an extractor fan while showering to let out the steam and increase airflow. Cover pots and pans with lids whilst cooking to help contain the steam. Turn on the extractor fan or the oven hood while cooking in order to extract and eliminate some of the steam, vapours, and smell.If possible, use a tumble dryer or heated rack when drying clothes inside, in order to reduce moisture. Try to maintain a constant indoor temperature in the home, since rapid changes in temperatures can cause condensation. The above guide and tips can be found via Aico's Home Life Safety Tips Pocket Guide, to be downloaded via their website.Buy Domestic Fire and CO Alarms At Sparks, we sell a wide range of Aico Domestic alarms, and via Ventilation, you can find a good selection of bathroom extractor fans and whole-home ventilation solutions. 

Where to Site your Smoke, Heat, and CO Alarms

The matter of siting the alarms at home is very important, and Aico is kind enough to provide a great guide on where to site your Aico smoke, heat, and CO alarms. It is crucial to site the alarm correctly in a property to ensure they provide life-saving detection and respond as quickly as possible in the event of a fire or a CO leak. When there is a Carbon Monoxide leak or a fire in a property, properly sited smoke, heat, and CO alarms prove to be life-saving. Of course, every property is different, but there are some basic rules to follow when considering where to locate your alarm. The best place to Position the Aico Smoke and Heat AlarmsWhere should we site the smoke alarm or the heat alarm? This kind of alarm needs to be positioned on the ceiling, as centrally as possible within the room or area where they are installed. The alarms should be located 300mm from walls, light fittings, or any other obstructions. This is so that you make sure they are outside of any "dead air" spaces that occur in corners and spaces where the airflow may be blocked. Furthermore, there should be an alarm within 3m of every bedroom door to ensure it is heard - audibility is very important. If there are high-risk rooms, it is recommended to position alarms between such rooms and bedrooms. However, it is not recommended to locate smoke and heat alarms in the bathroom or shower or too close to a bathroom or shower door, since the steam and moisture can affect them. Buy Aico Heat Alarm or Smoke DetectorsSiting Smoke and Heat Alarms - in BriefAlarms should be on the ceiling, central location300mm from walls, light fittings, or obstructionsThere should be an alarm within 3m of every bedroom doorPosition the alarm between high-risk rooms and bedroomsDo not locate alarms within bathrooms or too close to a bathroom door.Siting Smoke and Heat Alarms near Staircases, Sloped Ceilings, and BeamsIf there are stairways, it is best to site the alarms on the flat ceilings at the top and bottom of the stairs. We do not recommend siting fire, smoke, or heat alarms on the sloped ceiling directly above the stairs. If there are peaked and sloped ceilings, it is recommended that the smoke alarms are positioned at max. 600mm vertically down from the apex, while the heat alarms at max. 150mm vertically down from the apex on the slope. If there are beams present, where the depth of the beam is less than 10% of the room height, it's best to site the alarm at twice the depth of the beam or 500mm, whichever is less. If the depth of the mean is more than 10% of the room height, you should treat the beam as a wall, and you can fit alarms on both sides of the beam. If the beam is less than 600mm deep, you can locate an alarm on the underside of the beam. Positioning Fire Alarms near Staircases, Sloped Ceilings, and Beams - In briefIn stairways: locate the alarm on the flat ceiling at the top and bottom of the stairsPeaked and Sloped Ceilings: Smoke alarms sited at max. 600mm vertically down from apex, heat alarms at max. 150mm vertically down from the apex on the slopeBeams with depth <10% of the room height: alarm sited at twice the depth of the beam or 500mmBeams with depth >10% of the room height: fit alarms on both sides of the beam, or if the beam is less than 600mm deep, on the underside of the beam.Best Place to Position the Aico Carbon Monoxide AlarmsThere are a few considerations to pay attention to before siting Carbon Monoxide alarms (CO alarms), depending upon if the alarm is installed in the room with the fuel-burning appliance or not. Different siting requirements are depending on where the CO alarm is installed - whether the room has a fuel-burning appliance or not. If the room has a fuel-burning appliance, the CO alarm should be installed on the ceiling, and it should be fitted between 1-3m from all potential sources of Carbon Monoxide. Also, the CO alarm needs to be positioned 30mm from walls, light fittings or any other obstructions. In this way, you ensure that the CO alarms are outside of any "dead air" spaces that occur in corners and spaces where the airflow may be blocked. If the fuel-burning appliance is in a confined space (such as the boiler room), the CO alarm should be located on the ceiling just outside the room. If you want to install a CO alarm in a room that does not have a fuel-burning appliance, it should be sited at breathing height. And if you want to install the alarm within a bedroom, this could be at the height of the bed. Buy Aico Carbon Monoxide AlarmsSiting Carbon Monoxide Alarms - in BriefIn a room WITH the fuel-burning appliance: The CO alarm should be on the ceiling, 1-3m from all potential sources of COThe CO Alarm needs to be 300mm from walls, light fittings, or obstructionsIf the room is small/confined, the CO alarm should be on the ceiling outside the roomIn a room WITHOUT a fuel-burning appliance:The CO Alarm needs to be positioned at breathing heightIn a bedroom, the CO alarm needs to be at the height of the bed.You can find the full guide to installing Aico Alarms and where to Site your Aico alarms via their website. To purchase fire detectors, smoke detectors, Carbon Monoxide alarms, and heat alarms, head over to the Domestic fire alarms section on our website.

Aico Alarms Fault Finding - 10 Questions and Answers, Aico Heat, Smoke, CO Alarms

As with most technology, you may experience technical faults with Aico’s range of alarms. Aico has a helpful page for basic fire alarm and cleaning maintenance advice. This Sparks guide goes into more depth concerning Aico alarms fault-finding. We will advise you on how to resolve various issues that may arise, and ten of these questions we try to answer are: Why is my smoke or heat alarm sounding for no reason? Why is there a regular single beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? Why is there an irregular beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via RadioLink+ interconnect? Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via hard-wired interconnect? How do I fix the test button, if it isn’t working? Why aren’t alarm accessories working with all or some alarms? Why is my Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm sounding? Why is my Carbon monoxide alarm giving a regular single beep? Why is my CO alarm beeping irregularly? Why is my smoke or heat alarm sounding for no reason? Identify the alarm with the flashing red light. Press the ‘Hush’ button to silence it. If this doesn’t work, clean the alarm using a vacuum. Wait for 10 minutes and the problem should be resolved. After dealing with the errant alarm, take the following steps: If using RadioLINK+, ensure that the alarms have been properly House-Coded. Reset and House-Code the RadioLINK+ system. Check that any old hard-wire interconnection wires have been disposed of. See if there are any cooking fumes or steam around the alarm in question. If this is the case, it may be situated incorrectly for the alarm type. Look into where your alarm should be placed. Sparks sells Aico’s Ei3014 heat alarm, and Ei3016 optical smoke alarm, as well as other heat and smoke alarms. We also suggest you read more about the recommended sites for locating these alarms. Why is there a regular single beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? If the green power light is off, check your fuses and wiring. If the alarm is a 140RC Series, detach the alarm from its base and change the battery. Why is there an irregular beep coming from my smoke or heat alarm? Check the wiring (and connection) of the alarm. Find any gaps where cables enter the base of the alarm. Fill in these gaps so that cold air is unable to enter. Look to see if there is anything on the same circuit that could be causing electrical interference. For instance, a central heating pump on the same circuit may be creating problems. Clean the alarms thoroughly.Buy Aico Domestic Fire Alarms Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via RadioLink+ interconnect? Press and hold the ‘Test’ button for 10 seconds. Ensure that your alarms have been House-Coded. See that the earth cable hasn’t been wired into the ‘IC’ terminal. If the wire insulation has been tested with high voltage, replace the alarms and bases. Face the bases of the replacement alarms in the same direction, to maximize signal strength. Why aren’t my alarms interconnecting via hard-wired interconnect? Press and hold the ‘Test’ button for 10 seconds. Examine interconnecting wires to ensure they are wired properly. Check for short circuits. This is a circuit that allows current to pass along an unintended path. If the Live and Neutral wires have become entangled, the alarm will be impaired. See the wiring guide for advice on how to fix the wire and replace the alarm. How do I fix the test button, if it isn’t working? Press and hold the ‘Test’ button for 10 seconds. Establish that the alarm is connected to the base. Why aren’t alarm accessories working with all or some alarms? Ensure the alarms and their accessories are compatible. On a RadioLINK+ system, make sure they are House-Coded. If the hard-wired system is interconnected, make sure all the connections and wiring are correctly positioned for alarms and their accessories. See that the units are receiving power and all switches are turned on. Check if the alarms themselves are operational. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHPrviAre_AWhy is my Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm sounding? Be very careful; there are likely to be dangerous levels of carbon monoxide present. Turn off the appliance and open all windows and doors. Then leave your home. Call the emergency number for the gas or fuel supplier. Do not re-enter the property until the alarm has stopped. Use an AudioLINK report to extract details about the incident (if applicable to the alarm). Note: Sparks sells Aico’s Ei3018 CO alarm, along with many other CO alarms. We’d suggest you read over the recommended sites for alarm placement.Buy Carbon Monoxide Alarms Why is my Carbon monoxide alarm giving a regular single beep? If the green light is off, examine the fuses and wiring. Use an AudioLINK report to extract details about the incident (if applicable to the alarm). Why is my CO alarm beeping irregularly? Examine the wiring and connections. If the green light has gone out, check the fuses. Check to see if there is any other appliance on the same circuit that could be creating electrical interference. Use an AudioLINK report to extract details about the incident (if applicable to the alarm). We hope this article has given you answers to any questions you may have regarding faults with Aico alarms. As you can gather from this guide, most problems are easy to address and solve in a few steps. Aico’s site has fantastic technical support if you find yourself in need of it.

How Aico 3000 Series offers a Full Circle Protection with Intelligent Design

The Internet of Things (IOT) has many appliances in day-to-day life, but with Aico 3000 Series it could grant you one of the most crucial functions an appliance can: saving lives via the miracle of wireless interconnectivity. With the 3000 Series, Aico fuses cutting-edge intelligent design with SmartLINK and AudioLINK capability to create the most advanced alarm systems ever made. Available for all parties - landlords, contractors and residents alike - this is a comprehensive system that will save time and money, as well as ensuring maximum home fire safety. Intelligent design for intelligent protection: 'Full Circle Protection' offered by the Aico 3000 Series Full Circle Protection combines Fire and CO alarms and offers you all-encompassing protection: both in terms of initial fire protection and the analysis and monitoring of your fire alarm data. In 2018, Aico launched the 3000 Series of Fire and CO alarms, that included their innovative 'full circle' protection. The Managing Director of Aico stated that: The 3000 Series represents one of the most significant advances of the Aico product range in recent years. It's the coming together of the very latest alarm technologies ... we refer to the 3000 Series as having 'intelligent simplicity' - we've built intelligence in to every alarm.A prime example of Full Circle Protection is the Aico 3024 Multi-Sensor alarm from the 3000 Series. The Multi-Sensor technology in the Aico 3024 contains two types of sensors: heat and optical, that guarantee you a complete fire response. The infrared optical sensor is made of a bonded protective mesh that encapsulates the whole sensor to keep out potential contaminants such as dust and insects. This drastically reduces the risk of pesky and disruptive false alarms. The heat sensor includes a new thermistor which gives a quicker alarm response when the monitoring temperature rises, and will trigger at the dangerous temperature of 58 degrees.  The Ei3024 can be easily fitted with an Ei3000MRF module that enables wireless interconnection and data extraction, which brings us to two of the huge selling points of the Ei3024 and the 3000 Series: SmartLINK and AudioLINK.Buy Aico Multisensor Alarm How SmartLINK is integral to the Aico 3000 Series 'Full Circle Protection' ethos The SmartLINK is an extension of Aico's brilliant RadioLINK+ functionality, adding a whole new range of functions and features for your convenience in the IoT era. Once you have plugged in the Ei3000MRF module, you will receive all the benefits afforded to you by RadioLINK technology: no need for cable runs and alarms interconnected via Radio Frequency (RF). SmartLINK also offers ‘Remote House Coding’, making House Coding new alarms into the system even easier. House Coding simply ensures that when one alarm in the system is triggered, the rest are too, and a guide on how to set up a House Coding system can be found here.  With Remote House Coding, you can easily expand the reach of your home alarm system, and save time on installation as you can enter a unique code for each individual alarm directly onto the alarm itself. Other useful features for the SmartLINK include real-time configurable notifications, forecast alarm replacements, and maintenance and remote alarm learn entry (which allows the installer to reactivate the entire RF system House Code from a single device). How AudioLINK rounds off the 'Full Circle Protection' of the 3000 Series AudioLINK data extraction ensures that you can use data for unit reports, then sends an Alarms Status report delivered directly to your smart phone or tablet via a free app.  This useful Report includes alarms activations, sensor statuses, records of usage, battery and backup cell status, CO levels recorded, background levels of CO and advice on dust contamination levels. The Alarm Status Report provides evidence required for the maintenance of records that is required for private Landlords renting out properties within the UK. Data can be extracted from the AudioLINK alarm repeatedly, and information is stored for life, enabling re-checking of historic records; with report storage and sharing, all of your information can be emailed directly from your device to single or multiple addresses.  For Landlords, UPRN numbers, landlord details, and contractor details can be added to the report.  It can also be sent as a PDF report or a .csv file for integration with housing management and maintenance systems; ideal for a Landlord with multiple properties to check in on.Extraction of data can be done in 3 easy steps: press the alarm 3 times, allowing the alarm to emit a number of beeps which your phone will pick up, then the AudioLINK App will generate and display the Alarm Status Report.Buy Aico 3000 Series Fire AlarmsThe Aico 3000 Series is the most intelligent home alarm protection system out there Included in the 3000 Series is the Ei3018 CO alarm, Ei3016 Optical Smoke Alarm, the Ei3028 Heat and CO alarm and the Ei3014 Heat Alarm. The interconnectivity between the 3000 Series, made so simple by the Ei3000MRF module, means that you can comprehensively protect your property and stay informed at all times. Place an Ei3014 Heat Alarm in your kitchen or garage, an Ei3016 in your landing or hallway and an Ei3028 or Ei3024 in your bedroom, dining room or living room. They will all communicate via RF, and with SmartLINK and AudioLINK, will guarantee you Full Circle Protection. This intelligent IoT system will give you a complete overview of your fire-protection system. With full data extraction reports, underlying RadioLINK connectivity and real-time notifications straight to your mobile you'll be placed at ease, knowing the 3000 Series has you protected.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is Possible with CO Detectors

Home is where we tend to feel safest, but becoming too comfortable and familiar with our environment can unfortunately be fatal. In the UK, carbon monoxide poisoning (CO poisoning) in the home accounts for roughly 50 deaths per year, as well as 4,000 medical visits. An independent study by Electrical Safety First found that the most dangerous time to be at home is on a Saturday at 6:30 pm: just when you feel at your most relaxed.Multiple reasons for CO poisoning are explained here. Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning So what are the causes of these fatalities in the place where we should feel safest? The simple answer is that people underestimate the dangers of carbon monoxide and do not recognise the symptoms which include: Headaches Dizziness Nausea Breathlessness Collapse Loss of consciousness Carbon monoxide is a very conspicuous enemy. It has come to be nicknamed ‘the silent killer’ for a variety of reasons: colorless, odorless, and tasteless, there are few warning signs that your home and lives could be at risk. Even actions that can seem insignificant can lead to devastating results, so we at Sparks wish to advise on important precautions and recommend the best carbon monoxide detectors we have to offer. Above all other products, these life-saving devices have to be a priority when thinking about setting up your home fixtures.Buy Carbon Monoxide Alarms Preventing Carbon Monoxide deaths with CO detectors Take the story of Emma Jackson, whose father tragically died of CO poisoning on a business trip when she was a young girl. It's extremely important that there is an awareness of the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.... if my story encourages just one person to get a carbon monoxide alarm it will have been worthwhile. That is why having a working carbon monoxide detector in your home is absolutely essential: it really is your first and last line of defence against carbon monoxide poisoning. Roughly 250,000 homes are likely to experience dangerous levels of carbon monoxide rates. There is a highly helpful Twitter campaign called ‘Press to Test’, which encourages people to test their carbon monoxide alarms on a regular basis. Remember also that it is important to be able to instantly recognise the tone of your CO alarm, and taking part in the 'Press to Test' campaign ensures you will. However, first things first: have you got a quality carbon monoxide detector with potential life-saving abilities? Sparks sell a brilliant range of Aico monoxide detectors, which come with a variety of ranges and power sources, as well as battery back-ups.Quality Aico CO Detectors at SparksCarbon Monoxide isn't the only killer: other dangers at home It’s easy to get complacent at home. Haven't most of us been guilty of overloading sockets to appliances that are still plugged in? When you take out your power tool for a bit of home DIY, is your first thought about ensuring you have proper Residual Current Device (RCD) protection?  Electrical fires caused by these mistakes are a major killer and should also be considered as seriously as Carbon Monoxide death prevention. We at Sparks sell a range of top-end RCD devices that can stop these easy-to-make mistakes disastrously fatal. Further references Information on deaths and hospitalisation caused by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning  (via the Telegraph) Information on when carbon monoxide poisoning is most likely to happen and preventative measures (via Electrical Safety First) Social media efforts to raise awareness (via Twitter) Tips on preventing electrical fires (via Electrical Safety First) Explaining home-based electrical deaths (via Explain That Stuff)

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is Possible with CO Detectors

Home is where we tend to feel safest, but becoming too comfortable and familiar with our environment can unfortunately be fatal. In the UK, carbon monoxide poisoning (CO poisoning) in the home accounts for roughly 50 deaths per year, as well as 4,000 medical visits. An independent study by Electrical Safety First found that the most dangerous time to be at home is on a Saturday at 6:30 pm: just when you feel at your most relaxed.Multiple reasons for CO poisoning are explained here. Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning So what are the causes of these fatalities in the place where we should feel safest? The simple answer is that people underestimate the dangers of carbon monoxide and do not recognise the symptoms which include: Headaches Dizziness Nausea Breathlessness Collapse Loss of consciousness Carbon monoxide is a very conspicuous enemy. It has come to be nicknamed ‘the silent killer’ for a variety of reasons: colorless, odorless, and tasteless, there are few warning signs that your home and lives could be at risk. Even actions that can seem insignificant can lead to devastating results, so we at Sparks wish to advise on important precautions and recommend the best carbon monoxide detectors we have to offer. Above all other products, these life-saving devices have to be a priority when thinking about setting up your home fixtures.Buy Carbon Monoxide Alarms Preventing Carbon Monoxide deaths with CO detectors Take the story of Emma Jackson, whose father tragically died of CO poisoning on a business trip when she was a young girl. It's extremely important that there is an awareness of the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.... if my story encourages just one person to get a carbon monoxide alarm it will have been worthwhile. That is why having a working carbon monoxide detector in your home is absolutely essential: it really is your first and last line of defence against carbon monoxide poisoning. Roughly 250,000 homes are likely to experience dangerous levels of carbon monoxide rates. There is a highly helpful Twitter campaign called ‘Press to Test’, which encourages people to test their carbon monoxide alarms on a regular basis. Remember also that it is important to be able to instantly recognise the tone of your CO alarm, and taking part in the 'Press to Test' campaign ensures you will. However, first things first: have you got a quality carbon monoxide detector with potential life-saving abilities? Sparks sell a brilliant range of Aico monoxide detectors, which come with a variety of ranges and power sources, as well as battery back-ups.Quality Aico CO Detectors at SparksCarbon Monoxide isn't the only killer: other dangers at home It’s easy to get complacent at home. Haven't most of us been guilty of overloading sockets to appliances that are still plugged in? When you take out your power tool for a bit of home DIY, is your first thought about ensuring you have proper Residual Current Device (RCD) protection?  Electrical fires caused by these mistakes are a major killer and should also be considered as seriously as Carbon Monoxide death prevention. We at Sparks sell a range of top-end RCD devices that can stop these easy-to-make mistakes disastrously fatal. Further references Information on deaths and hospitalisation caused by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning  (via the Telegraph) Information on when carbon monoxide poisoning is most likely to happen and preventative measures (via Electrical Safety First) Social media efforts to raise awareness (via Twitter) Tips on preventing electrical fires (via Electrical Safety First) Explaining home-based electrical deaths (via Explain That Stuff)

Test-it Tuesday: Check your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms today!

Every Tuesday there's a great reminder hashtag via Twitter, which is #TestitTuesday. From the different local fire departments to the responsible electricians and the Electrical Safety First, everyone reminds you: test your fire alarm, smoke alarm, or Carbon Monoxide alarm! We all follow quite a wide range of people on twitter or on Facebook, but what is warmly recommended is to follow your local police department, your local fire department, and the Electrical Safety First, all of which inform you of emergency and useful information you need to know. A regular testing of your alarm or those of family and friends will provide you with the peace of mind that, should a fire start, you will be warned ahead of time and you can escape. This is the basic idea behind the #TestitTuesday, and every Tuesday we test the alarms and we spread the word! Test-it Tuesday - It's time to Check your Smoke Alarms! It only takes a minute (or less) to test your smoke alarm, fire alarm, or carbon monoxide alarm: you simply have to press the button on the surface of the alarm for peace of mind! Most smoke alarms and CO alarms come with a 10-year battery backup, and it will take quite a while until these need to be changed; what is needed, though is the periodical testing of the alarm to make sure it works. It is good to test your Carbon Monoxide alarm and Smoke alarm today, for the working alarms can save lives - and the life they could save can be your own! Simply by pushing the button on the smoke alarm could double your chances of survival, and it is recommended to do it every week. Since today is Tuesday - why not make it #TestitTuesday and test your alarm today! If the smoke alarm works, it saves lives; but if it doesn't work, lives may be in danger.Buy Aico Firee Alarms at Sparks How do I Test my Alarms? Advice from Aico A very frequently asked question is, I want to test my alarm, but how do I do it? Aico has a very helpful video explaining what needs to be done when you test your smoke alarm or CO alarm. Simply put, you can press the button in the middle for 10 seconds with your finger, or if you have an alarm controller, you can press the Test button. Similarly, you can test your alarms via the Aico Ei529RC/Ei410 fire alarm control switch by pressing the appropriate button. Tips for Testing the Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Every smoke alarm, fire alarm, and CO alarm has to be tested regularly to make sure they work properly. There has to be a working smoke alarm on every level in the house. Don't put it off: why not setting up a reminder on your phone that, when you know you're home, you test your alarm - and do it #TestitTuesday Be safe when you test the alarm: make sure you use a solid ladder or chair to reach the smoke alarm or CO alarm and test it. A smoke alarm will alert you at the earliest stage of a fire, giving you vital extra time to escape. Make sure you have one fitted on every floor of your home and test it every Tuesday! A carbon monoxide alarm will detect the colorless, odorless, and tasteless CO that may leak, and it will let you know when there's a risk. Test your CO alarm weekly! Clean the CO alarm / smoke alarm by gently wiping them with a cloth or with a soft vacuum brush, as dust can clog the alarms. Better safe than sorry! TestitTuesday for your elderly relatives or friends: why not make sure that they are safe too? If you don't have a smoke alarm, we recommend the RadioLINK enabled Aico smoke alarms which can wirelessly interconnect with similar alarms around the house. Find them here. What is a Carbon Monoxide alarm, what is Carbon Monoxide, and how can we get one? - read here more. Photo credit: ElecSafetyFirst here.