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Do you need a CO2 detector if your house has no gasline?

Our house is electric only, we don't have a gasline at all. We are renting it and as far as I know it only comes equipped with a smoke detector, there is no CO2 detector. Do we really need one since we have no gas?

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Busymama07

Asked by Busymama07 at 9:58 PM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • yes... esp if you park your car in the garage
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 10:00 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Call the fire department.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 10:01 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I think you mean CO detector - carbon monoxide. CO2 is carbon dioxide, which you breathe out. Anyway, I don't think so.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:04 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I don't have one. We have all electric heat and no attached garage. I did have two until about 2 years ago when we got a new furnace. The old one was propane. We don't have natural gas here, either. There is no gas of any kind coming in the house, an no need.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I dont have gas in the house but we park our car in the garage so I have one. I found one at k-mart for $11 when it was normally $52. So find a good deal and get one, it could be well worth iit
    Dom123123

    Answer by Dom123123 at 10:05 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • You're right about the CO, I had read somebody's siggy that said CO2 detectors save lives and immediately posted this question without thinking lol. To the first poster, we don't park in the garage at all. I can't think of anything else that would emit carbon monoxide. . .
    Busymama07

    Answer by Busymama07 at 10:05 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • No you don't need one. We only have electric heat, no gas. We park our car in the garage, but we don't leave it running in the garage, so I don't understand the need for one!
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 10:09 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I'm not sure why anyone would want to take a chance and NOT have one. You have smoke detectors right? Why not spend a little bit of money and get the plug into the wall kind that you can take with you when/if you move. Peace of mind is worth a few bucks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 AM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • No
    croneasm

    Answer by croneasm at 1:52 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • And I am an EMT surrounded by firefighters.....so no....you do not need one. Always check the smoke alarms though!
    croneasm

    Answer by croneasm at 1:54 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

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