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How to Choose the Right Smoke Detector for your Home

12/4/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke alarm Smoke detectors are an important part of your home’s security system.

How to Choose the Right Smoke Detector for your Home

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In other words, it's much better to take steps to prevent something from happening than to deal with the consequences once it does. That's why we strongly recommend that you install smoke detectors in your Lauderdale, MN home.

Consider the shape and size of your home.

Smoke detectors are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. To fit into certain areas, they can be mounted on the ceiling or on a wall, or they can even go flush with the corner of two walls. Some models are battery-powered while others plug directly into an electrical outlet or use wires to connect to a central alarm system that alerts you when there's a problem.

Don't forget about the power source.

You may have noticed that smoke detectors are available in both battery-powered and hardwired versions. If your home has no electric power, the battery-powered ones will work just fine.

The same goes for wireless models: they come with a battery backup in case of power outage. That way, you don't need to worry about charging the device every month or so—it'll keep working even when there's no electricity on tap!

Be aware of false alarms.

You may be tempted to ignore a false alarm, but don't. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), false alarms can be very dangerous. Smoke detectors are designed to be sensitive and may go off accidentally when steam from cooking or showering sets them off, or when pets set them off. As such, it's important that you check your detector regularly, at least once a month in order to ensure its accuracy and ensure that it is working properly.

If you have an old smoke detector that has been making frequent false alarms and isn't working properly anymore, it's time for a replacement! In fact, replacing your smoke detectors every 10 years is recommended by the NFPA based on battery lifespan and other factors related to reliability and functionality of these devices.

Location is key.

Where to install smoke detectors:

Smoke detectors should be installed in all bedrooms, kitchens, and small rooms. Smoke detectors are also recommended for hallways leading to bedrooms as well as at the top of staircases.

Where to install CO Detectors:

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that can't be seen or smelled by humans. It is often created by appliances not working properly and results in poisoning deaths every year. To ensure your family's safety from this silent killer, it's important that you have carbon monoxide detectors installed in any room with a furnace or water heater (including basements). These devices can also be helpful if you have an attached garage where people could potentially get trapped inside while using their car engines on cold days.

Smoke detectors are vital for every home, so choose the right one for your needs to ensure your safety.

We all know how important smoke detectors are in the home, but it can be tricky to choose which type is best suited to you and your family’s needs. There are many factors that make a difference when choosing which brand of detector works best for you, including price range and how long it takes to install. When it comes down to it there’s no such thing as perfect smoke detector—they all have pros and cons—so consider what features matter most before making a purchase.

Smoke detectors are an important part of your home’s security system. They can alert you to the presence of smoke, which can be dangerous and even fatal if not addressed quickly enough. For the safety of yourself and others on your property, ensure that you have fully functioning smoke detectors across your entire property.

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