When a home has a gas leak, time is of the essence. A new natural gas alarm called DeNova Detect from New Cosmos USA Inc. is 100% battery-operated, allowing it to be placed closer to the ceiling, where natural gas first accumulates, alerting the home occupants of gas leaks faster.
Natural gas ignites an average of 4,200 home fires each year in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 125,000 residential natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas leaks annually.
“Although natural gas explosions can cause deaths, injuries and major property damage, they are completely preventable. Now we have the technology to help save lives,” said Ron Lazarus, COO of New Cosmos USA. “As the global leader of natural gas safety, DeNova Detect is proud to be the first to launch this innovative life-saving technology at Lowe’s, especially during this critical time when natural gas explosions continue to increase. Our 10-year battery-powered natural gas alarms can help eliminate these catastrophic accidents and injuries, limit property damage, and even prevent deaths.”
Since natural gas is lighter than air and rises towards the ceiling first, New Cosmos said the NFPA 715 standard recommends natural gas alarms be mounted no more than 12 inches from the ceiling and installed in every room where gas appliances exist, including cooking appliances, clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces and gas fireplaces.
The DeNova Detect is the first all battery-operated natural gas alarm on the market, the company said. It also comes with a 10-year warranty and is listed to the new UL1484 safety standards. There is also a 2-in-1 CO and natural gas alarm version as well.