Sep 30, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
OK, so the monoxide alarm was beeping every 30 seconds.
One beep. (4 rapid beeps means get of the house there's a monoxide problem)
A good well known brand.
We call the emergency toll free number as it is a unit error (or batteries, and we changed those to brand new ones, twice to be sure), per the instructions.
Corporation says, "Those are only designed to last 7 years." This one was made in 2003.
I bought it in 2009. I told them it had sat on the shelf at Home Depot, then, for 4 years. They said that's often the case.
I said there was no best before date on the box. They said it is on the unit in small print on the back, so you have to buy the unit, take it home and look at the manufactured date.
I asked are all calls handled this way? With this answer? Yes, apparently. So I observed that the emergency line could just be a recording that says, "Go buy another one." over and over and over and over.......
The there's this beauty of a lie from another corporation, "We're just here to save you money." Nope, not to make a profit, uh uh, they only exist to save me money. How thoughtful of them.