Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Home and Garden  > Safety & Services > Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon Monoxide Detector Cost


How Much Does a Carbon Monoxide Detector Cost?

 
low costStand-alone Detector: $20-$50 average costCombination Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Detector: $40-$80 high costFor the Hearing Impaired: $100-$130
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is blamed for hundreds of deaths each year. To prevent carbon monoxide-related deaths, many states have carbon monoxide detector regulations in place.

Typical costs:

  • Stand-alone carbon monoxide detectors typically cost $20-$50. For example, a First Alert digital plug-in carbon monoxide alarm[1] with a backup battery costs $39. A basic battery-operated unit[2] costs $20.
  • Some carbon monoxide detectors are combined with smoke detectors. Typically, combined units cost $40-$80. For example, BRK Electronics' Battery Smoke/CO Combo[3] costs about $44 at Drillspot.com and includes a remote control silencer and a programmable voice alarm. First Alert's ONELINK combo smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector[4] costs $70. It allows wireless linking of multiple detectors in one home, which means when one alarm sounds, all the alarms wirelessly linked will sound.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms for the hearing impaired frequently include strobe lights and cost more than typical alarms. Alarms for the hearing impaired typically cost $100-$130. For example, Drill Spot[5] , an online hardware store, sells a combo smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector for $129.
Related articles: Smoke Detector, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Sprinklers, Homeowner's Insurance

What should be included:
  • Carbon monoxide detectors come with a variety of different features but typically include a hush button (and sometimes a remote-control silencer), a battery backup for power outages, a low-battery warning light and a multi-year warranty. Digital displays often show the carbon monoxide concentration in parts per million. Less common features include voice alarms and strobe alarms (which help the hearing impaired).
Additional costs:
  • Many carbon monoxide detectors run on batteries, which can cost $5-$10 to replace. Many experts recommend checking the batteries when the clocks are reset for Daylight Savings Time.
Discounts:
  • Some retailers offer discounts on bulk purchases of carbon monoxide detectors. For example, Walmart[6] sells six detectors for about $100. First Alert[7] also offers discounts, including a combo pack with both a smoke detector and a separate carbon monoxide detector sells for $30. Home Depot sells a pallet of carbon monoxide detectors (256 units) for $9,977, or about $39 each.
  • Local fire districts and stations frequently have smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector giveaways. Call the local fire department or check their website for details.
Shopping for a carbon monoxide detector:
  • The American Lung Association provides a tip sheet[8] on detecting carbon monoxide and preventing tragedies.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency offers advice to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning[9] .
  • ConsumerSearch.com[10] provides reviews of carbon monoxide detectors and advice on what to look for when selecting one for the home.
  • This Old House provides a video[11] with useful tips on selecting a carbon monoxide detector.
  • First Alert provides an interactive legislative map[12] showing which states and municipalities have carbon monoxide detector legislation in place.
  • Look for the UL Listed mark[13] on the package which guarantees the product meets specific safety standards.
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)
CostHelper News


10 Key Ways to Prepare for Extreme Snow
Forecasters are predicting a true nor'easter will hit the eastern and central states with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and high winds over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's crucial to plan ahead, before bad weather hits. || Posted November 26 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
CO detector combo
Amount: $29.99
Posted by: Reuben Damm in Columbus, MT.Posted: October 3rd, 2011 10:10AM
Brand: First AlertType: SMK/CARB mONOXIDE
Number Purchased: oneStore: Ace Hardware
I had two CO detectors go off in my house and upon finding the cause I had the problem corrected.

A real lifesaver.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Carbon Monoxide Detector
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Brand: Type: 
Number Purchased: Store: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.firstalertstore.com/store/products/co615-plug-in-carbon-monoxide-alarm-with-battery...
  2.  www.firstalertstore.com/store/products/co400-basic-battery-operated-carbon-monoxide-ala...
  3.  www.drillspot.com/products/1369972/Brk_SCO2B_Combination_Smoke_CO_Alarm?s=1
  4.  www.firstalertstore.com/store/products/sco501cn-3st-onelink-wireless-talking-battery-op...
  5.  www.drillspot.com/products/482444/brk_sl177_interconnectable_hearing_impaired_strobe_light
  6.  www.walmart.com/ip/Kidde-Carbon-Monoxide-Detector-9CO5-6-Pack/13061978
  7.  www.firstalertstore.com/store/products/carbon-monoxide-smoke-detector-combo-pack.htm
  8.  www.healthhouse.org/tipsheets/TS_CarbonMonoxide.pdf
  9.  www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/coftsht.html
  10.  www.consumersearch.com/carbon-monoxide-detectors
  11.  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,1632357,00.html
  12.  www.firstalert.com/legislation-map/
  13.  www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/offerings/perspectives/consumer/productsafety/co/
More Home and Garden Topics
Check Out All Costs for Home and Garden How Much Does Replacing a Water Heater Cost? How Much Do Replacement Windows Cost? How Much Does a Storm Shelter Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Lizard
Paid: 150.00
The beardie was adopted for $20.00 at a local repticon. Tank was over 30 inch long, cost less than $70-80 at Petsmart during Xmas sale. Everything else were bought online from Dr. Foster, Amazon and Chewy... [more]
-Gaga
Pet Lizard Cost
My Entertainment Company Went Above & Beyond The Call Of Duty
Paid: 2100.00
All I can say is WOW. When I hired Evan Nine Entertainment, I had no idea I was going to get so much extra for my money. His company handled The DJ/MC, Photography, Uplighting, and Wedding Officiant... [more]
-Linda Grayson
Wedding DJ Cost
TTE 93306
Paid: 1208.00
Went for echo at cardiologist's office. Hadn't met deductible and my BCBS estimate online was $408 done in doctor's office. Well, the cardiology office had been acquired by Mission Hospital so they charged their rate which was ~$1980... [more]
-C. V. Wynne, M.D.
Echocardiogram Cost
Broken drain line replacment
Paid: 7600.00
After Roto-Rooter inspected the drain line which could not get passed 35 feet from the cleanout, serviceman suggested for a new cleanout to be installed near the area where the camera could not pass, this at a cost of $1,450... [more]
-#IFEELTAKEN
Sewer Line Replacement Cost
Cost should be capped
Paid: 4550.00
In August of 2014, my husband need to be transported to the helicopter pad at the hospital and we received a bill for $4,550 and when we questioned why so much no one could provide a valid answer. The helicopter pad is less than ... [more]
-dkoz
Ambulance Cost
Cost of topo survey
Paid: 3800.00
Surveyor staked four corners and surveyed entire 4.95 acre lot at 2 ft contours in Issaquah, WA... [more]
-User in WA
Property Survey Cost