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Officials recommend that hardwired smoke alarms should be replaced with a combination smoke alarm and carbon monoxide unit. Alarms are also required to have a ten-year battery with a seal.
“You can’t smell it, you can’t see it, so it’s often called, ‘the silent killer,’ because it’s hard to detect,” said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Pete Piringer.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas, which can cause sudden illness and death.