November 20, 2020

Why Your Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Chirps Consistently?

Why your Carbon Monoxide (C02) Detector Chirps Consistently - Pro Temp Air DFW Blog

Does your carbon monoxide (CO) detector chirp every 30 seconds? This could indicate some serious issues in the device—and it’s something you should pay attention to.

Below are the following conditions that cause your CO detector to chirp consistently:

Low on Battery Charge

If your alarm chirps every 15 seconds, it means it needs a battery replacement. The battery in your alarm plays a crucial role in keeping the device responding to harmful gases inside your home. If you have been using it for quite some time, then replace its battery to function properly.

Tamper-Resist Warning

If your CO detector produces one long, continuous squealing, then it might have electrical problems. Its tamper-resist warming might have been activated, which causes the device to alarm when it is unplugged or come loose from the outlet. Check your user’s manual or call your local technician for help.

End-of-Life Warning

Your CO detector only lasts up to five years. But you can easily identify when your device is about to reach the end of its service life when it chirps every 30 seconds.  Also, it will display an ERR or END error code on its screen as an end-of-life warning. Take note that replacing the battery won’t stop the beeping, so you have to turn it off and replace the device with a new one.

Malfunction Condition

Your CO detectors will sound every 30 seconds when there’s something not right with the device. If you recently replaced your battery and your CO detector is still in its initial year of use, then it’s quite unusual for it to run faulty. It could be possible that your CO detector experienced technical issues or other problems that need immediate attention. When this happens, call your local technician for professional help.

Error Condition

Your CO detector might alarm continuously if it runs out of charge or when it malfunctions. In this condition, your device may not detect the carbon monoxide gas inside your home. Refer to the user’s manual for more information about the specific CO detector you use at home. But if you need expert troubleshooting, call your product support or your local HVAC company for expert assistance.

If these problems are not solved right away, your CO detector may not properly detect harmful gases inside your home. Don’t risk it, and don’t delay your family’s safety.

Contact us at Pro Temp Air DFW today for professional services of your CO alarms and heating system this winter season.