Gas Leak Detection

Benefits of Battery-Powered Natural Gas Alarms

battery-powered natural gas alarm giving off an alert of a gas leak

Why Care About Natural Gas Alarms?

The Challenge 

Natural gas can never be 100% contained, flowing through pipelines to wells, stovetops, and more along the entire natural gas supply chain. Because aging US natural gas pipelines are prone to leaking, there are potential threats not only to human safety and health, but also to the health of the planet.

How Natural Gas Leaks Are Caused 

Most natural gas incidents are caused by damage to natural gas lines from construction and other excavation activities. Leakage from underground natural gas lines and other infrastructure is a prominent concern for public safety and climate change. These leaks can be from weathered pipelines and poorly fitted components.

The Solution 

With over 50% of the US currently reliant on natural gas, it’s worth noting that gas leaks are a persistent challenge that can occur anywhere and anytime. Help from utility companies is necessary to deter the extended presence of natural gas leaks and ensure safe, habitable living, but you still need assurance since they can't be there 24/7. That's why DeNova Detect make a battery-powered natural gas leak detector for every consumer to have in their home.

Why Use a Battery-Powered Natural Gas Alarm?

Natural gas is colorless and odorless, except when combined with mercaptan, a rotten egg-smelling additive. Still, the sour smell isn’t a surefire way to detect a natural gas leak, especially if your sense of smell is impaired. Natural gas is also highly flammable, and if not carefully maintained, it can lead to fires and explosions.

Fortunately, more people are taking natural gas safety seriously and are implementing the necessary precautions to prevent future risks, which includes purchasing a natural gas detector.

Natural gas alarms are essential safety tools for homes that regularly use natural gas. These alarms can help detect dangerous levels of natural gas early, allowing residents to take appropriate action to address the situation and remain safe. There are two main types of natural gas alarms: hardwired and battery powered.

Hardwired alarms are connected to your home’s electrical system and require professional installation. Battery-powered alarms, however, are easier to install and can be placed anywhere in your home for an added convenience factor.

The Benefits of Battery-Powered Natural Gas Detectors

A gas leak can have deadly consequences, but a reliable, highly-sensitive natural gas detector will alert you to potential danger. Battery-powered natural gas alarms are a good option for monitoring natural gas in homes, but they bring even more convenient benefits that go beyond natural gas detection. These benefits include:

The aesthetic of not having a cord 

Not requiring an electrical outlet is a HUGE convenience. Plus, battery-powered natural gas alarms are more aesthetically pleasing. With a battery pack, there’s no unattractive cord hanging from your wall as it just doesn’t mesh well with the ideal placement of a natural gas detector, which we will discuss next.

People could also accidentally unplug the detector from the outlet or trip over it, causing a safety hazard for both the individual and the entire household, as the natural gas alarm won’t be functional until it’s turned on again. With no cord, there’s no worry.

Ideal placement closer to the ceiling. 

Natural gas is lighter than air, so it rises and accumulates in higher areas, including your home's ceiling or upper floors. The ideal placement of natural gas alarms as recommended by the NFPA is that every alarm should be located between 6 to 12 inches from the ceiling in all rooms where a leak may occur or a natural gas appliance is present. 

With a 100% battery-operated alarm like DeNova Detect, you can properly install your battery-powered gas detector in alignment with the highest NFPA safety standard to protect your family. Plus, there’s no more worrying about how far it is from an outlet or if the cord will be long enough to reach. In the right position, these alarms warn you of a natural gas leak even before you may smell it.

Set it and forget it with extended battery life. 

DeNova Detect’s 100% battery-powered natural gas alarm (the FIRST and ONLY in the US) provides an added layer of safety to your home and will continue to work even during a power outage—every minute matters, regardless of the circumstances. A battery-powered wifi natural gas detector with an extended life will have your back even when you forget about it. 

Choose DeNova Detect

The best home natural gas detector is one you can count on all day, every day. DeNova Detect is the only residential battery-powered wireless natural gas alarm in the U.S. with a guaranteed 7-10 year battery and product service life.  

Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) sensor technology and early warning detection technology enables our alarms to provide accurate and faster alerts versus traditional plug-in type sensors. And with self-diagnostics to ensure all systems are functional, the peace of mind you’ll have knowing your home is safe and protected will be worth every penny.

If you have more questions about the benefits of a battery-powered natural gas alarm, we’re available to help! Contact us today at or visit the Denova Detect website to learn more.

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