Stay Safe During the Winter Months with USI Combination Alarms - 01/08/18
Heating Sources and Electrical Wiring Cited as Primary Offenders in Winter Fires
The winter months carry an increased risk for homeowners seeking to protect themselves and their loved ones from the very real and often lethal attributes of fire and carbon monoxide. An overreliance on heating sources such as fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters are contributing factors that reveal the months of December, January and February as being responsible for half of all home fires. The American Red Cross has cited home heating as a primary agitator for home fires that have resulted in injury or death throughout the United States. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) would reinforce this statement by concluding that 15 percent of reported home fires were caused by personal heating equipment. Portable and stationary heaters would also be held accountable for over two of every five home heating fires. The reliance on these heating products differentiates the winter months as being particularly hazardous. The USI Store offers a large selection of industry defining Smoke and Fire Alarms as well as Carbon Monoxide Alarms that can be instrumental in safeguarding homeowners for the winter season and beyond.
Protect Your Household from Smoke and Carbon Monoxide this Winter Season
The overuse of heating products and the mismanagement of electrical wiring creates an opportunity for smoke and carbon monoxide. That's why it's essential for homeowners to have access to a series of alarms that are capable of detecting both threats. The USI 3-in-1 Hardwired Smoke, Fire & Carbon Monoxide Smart Alarm with 10 Year Tamper-Proof Sealed Battery utilizes patented Universal Smoke Sensing Technology. This offers the benefits of both photoelectric and ionization alarms in one device to protect against fast flaming and slow smoldering fires. This alarm also features protection against the silent killer - carbon monoxide - making it a 3-in-1 device. The availability of the USI 4-in-1 Hardwired Universal Smoke Sensing Smart Alarm Smoke, Fire, CO and Natural Gas Detection provides quadruple the protection with a single installation. This USI 4-in-1 Alarm protects against (4) deadly household threats: fast-flaming fires, smoldering smoke, carbon monoxide and natural gas (or methane). The installation of a USI Combination Alarm ensures steadfast awareness in detecting smoke and carbon monoxide from the following winter culprits:
While the holiday/winter season should be reserved for celebration, it's never a bad idea to be cautious when outfitting your household with an elite fire and carbon monoxide detector. The months of December, January and February carry an elevated risk for both smoke and carbon monoxide. The NFPA estimates that eighty percent of fire deaths in the United States occur in the home. Nearly half of these home heating fires take place during the winter months. Always Working to Protect Your Family, the USI Store represents an elite option in safeguarding families from the many dangers presented by smoke and carbon monoxide during these months of enhanced risk.