Did you know that every year more than 20,000 people are hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning? Unfortunately, another 400 people lose their lives to CO poisoning every year, which is why we call it the silent killer.

The best way to protect your family from this silent killer is to install smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Our favorite unit is the Nest Protect for a multitude of reasons.

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The Nest Protect Detects Both Smoke & Carbon Monoxide

Virtually every home has smoke detectors, however, very few homes have carbon monoxide detectors. The beauty of the Nest Protect system is that it integrates both smoke detection and carbon monoxide detection into one unit. Another bonus of the Nest Protect is that it comes with a ten year CO sensor, which is substantially longer than the seven year lifespan of the typical sensors found in standard detectors.

The Nest Protect Distinguishes Between Dangers

Your smoke alarm is going off… But is it due to fire, smoke or steam from your shower? No one really knows. With the Nest Protect it distinguishes between smoke, carbon monoxide, smoldering fires and fast burning fires. The Nest Protect will not only tell you what kind of danger is present, but also where it is located. Just another way that the Nest Protect works to keeps you safe.

The Nest Protect Provides Fewer False Alarms

All of us have set off a smoke detector with a steamy shower or burnt toast before. The Nest Protect uses multiple sensors which are able to eliminate false alarms due to steam or burnt food. This makes having smoke detectors less of a nuisance.

The Nest Protect Integrates With The Nest Learning Thermostat

One of the primary sources of of carbon monoxide poisoning is the furnace and the second is the water heater. If Nest Protect senses CO in the home and you have a Nest Thermostat it will shut down your furnace to prevent the CO levels from increasing. Nest has also teamed up with Rheem and there are certain WiFi enabled water heaters which will integrate with the Nest Protect system and shut down the water heater as well if CO is detected.

The Nest Protect Integrates With The Nest App

One of the beautiful parts of the Nest Thermostat is the ability to adjust the thermostat settings while you are away. The Nest Protect will also integrate with your Nest iPhone or Android app and you will be able to check on any alarms that sound as well as see video clips of what is happening if you have Nest Cams installed in your home.

If you are interested in upgrading your homes smoke and CO alarms or if you would like to have a few more installed then call our team of licensed professionals. Through the end of December, 2016 we are installing a Nest Protect for FREE with any qualifying gas or propane water heater, tankless water heater or furnace. Limit one free Nest Protect system per home.

You can read more about Carbon Monoxide from the City of Sioux Falls here.