By Tom Rogers and Robert Huggins, AP A new study suggests that adding an alarm to your home can make it more safe.
The researchers used a thermostatic air quality sensor to measure the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by air conditioners and air-conditioners in a home, and then compared that data to carbon dioxide emissions from other homes and businesses in the same location.
The study was published Monday in the journal Science.
The researchers said the results are consistent with previous studies that have shown carbon dioxide levels in homes and other buildings have increased during the summer months.
The study found that air-quality monitoring devices can help homeowners reduce carbon dioxide by 20 to 40 percent compared to an air conditioner with a different sensor, according to the researchers.
The sensors are also used by the National Weather Service to help keep temperature and humidity levels consistent in the United States.
The sensors are commonly found in refrigerators and freezers, but the researchers said their use in a homes could be especially helpful if it’s a hot day.
The devices are also being used in other ways, including to track temperature changes in homes.
The thermostatically-controlled air condition and other devices have long been touted as the safest way to control heat, but some experts say the devices are often poorly designed and fail to deliver enough energy to prevent overheating.
The technology also comes with an array of safety issues, including a higher risk of overheating and other problems that could lead to accidents.