Smoke & CO Alarms | Electrician Huntsville, AL
Smoke Detectors | Electrician Huntsville, AL
When a typical home fire occurs, occupants have only minutes to escape. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends installing a minimum of one smoke alarm on every level of the home, including the basement, and/or in every bedroom or sleeping area. The NFPA also recommends interconnection of smoke detectors to provide comprehensive whole-house protection. Give a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL a call for smoke detector installation or repair.
Photoelectric smoke detectors respond to slow burning, and the visible smoke caused by smoldering fires. This type is good for use in kitchens and near baths, as they are less susceptible to nuisance alarms caused by cooking or high humidity. Smoke detectors can also be wired into the homes electrical system and have a battery back-up for power outages. Remember to periodically test the battery and replace routinely.
Carbon Monoxide (CO2) Alarms
Carbon Monoxide alarms are recommended on each floor and near bedrooms and sleeping areas in order to wake sleeping residents. Additional CO2 alarms are recommended 5-20 feet from sources of CO2 such as a furnace, water heater or fireplace.
Combination Smoke/CO Alarms
A combination Smoke/CO2 Alarm conveniently provides both types of protection throughout the home. A combination alarm installed on every level of the home and near bedrooms and sleeping areas ensures maximum protection for occupants.
Homeowners with questions or concerns regarding smoke detectors placement, installation or repair should contact a Mister Sparky® electrician in Huntsville, AL for assistance. Local fire marshals and municipal building inspectors can also provide homeowners with information on proper usage and placement.