The 30 Days of Blogiversary Giveaways is going strong and there are still great opportunities for you to win excellent gifts for your home and family. Be watching for Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, a six-book Imagination Station historical fiction series from the producers of Adventures in Odyssey, a Sodastream Fizz Starter Kit to make fresh soda in your own home, fabulous new lotions from Carmex, a Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player with screen, a Chex Party Mix Gift Pack, and a couple more surprises. In the meantime, though, I am so excited to be able to give away this fantastic combination alarm from First Alert.
If you read my earlier posts, you know that October was Fire Safety Month, but now that we have marched on into November, it doesn’t mean you should let your guard down when it comes to protecting your family and your home from fire hazards. There are some great year-round tips that you should keep in mind:
- Have an escape plan and practice it. Make sure your entire family knows how they would get out of the house in the case of a fire and where you would all meet on the outside.
- Keep your clothes dryer lint-free. Certainly keeping the lint trap and exhaust hoses cleaned out is important, but at least once a year, you should remove the back of your dryer and clean out any lint build up inside the machine. A large number of house fires have been started in clothes dryers.
- Have your furnace serviced annually, to check for leaks or damaged parts.
- Change furnace filters on a regular basis so the furnace can get the proper air-flow it needs to function properly.
- Don’t store boxes, papers or other flammable items next to furnaces or water heaters that operate with open flame pilot lights. Not only are these a fire hazard, but they prevent the proper air-flow those appliances need to function and operate efficiently.
- When you change your clocks (Daylight Savings time will be over this weekend.), be sure to check and change the batteries in all your smoke detectors and alarms.
I had never realized before that studies show children are wakened more easily by the sound of a voice speaking to them than by an alarm. Knowing that made me even more excited about First Alert’s Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Voice Alarm. Our house has all the properly installed smoke alarms, but we didn’t have one for carbon monoxide, so it was a relief to add this alarm to the safety equipment in our home.
Our grandkids were here the first time we tested the alarm. I was concerned it might startle or frighten our grandson (age 2) and so I was explaining to him and his two older sisters what we were going to do. They were a little apprehensive, but huddled around to see what would happen. When I pushed the test button, there was a loud alarm, then a pause, and then a very authoritative voice explaining that there was a fire and that we needed to get out of the house. I knew what was going to happen and even I was a little startled and surprised when we heard the voice instructing us to leave. It was perfect and definitely got everyone’s attention. I was also worried for nothing, when it came to my grandson. He was very excited and said, “Gramma, I do it? I want to talk.” -lol – I haven’t tested it when the kids are sleeping, yet, but we will definitely be doing that soon.
First Alert’s Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Voice Alarm (Model SC07CN-C) gives me peace of mind that we are better prepared to protect our family in an emergency situation. You can purchase them for your own homes at stores like WalMart, Lowes, Target and more. Check out First Alert’s list of places to buy one and be sure to enter our giveaway. That’s right! First Alert has generously sponsored a giveaway so that one lucky Busy-at-Home reader can win this great safety product for their own home.
You must be 18 or older and a resident of the U.S. to enter. Mandatory Entry must be completed before any optional entries will count. Winner will be selected in a random drawing using random.org. Deadline to enter is midnight, (CST), Sunday, November 20, 2011. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond with shipping information. After 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
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I received a First Alert’s Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Voice Alarm (Model SC07CN-C) in order to evaluate the product and write this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As always, at Busy-at-Home, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.