Did you know smoke alarms expire? If your home is older than eight years old, your alarms may need to be replaced. Functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a critical safeguard to ensuring your family will be awakened if a fire or natural gas leak were to occur. Many of the homes our electricians visit each year either have no hardwired alarms, or the detectors they have are expired. Embrace the safety and peace of mind that a properly functioning alarm offers and call Edison Electric, Inc. to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your Minneapolis, MN home. We provide upfront pricing when you schedule an appointment with us!
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Hardwire Your Smoke Alarm System for Added Safety
For maximum safety, we recommend hardwiring your home’s smoke alarm system. By doing this, your detectors are connected to the electrical circuit throughout your home, allowing all of the devices to sound simultaneously -- on all levels of your house -- to ensure the entire household is alerted to a fire. While we realize that not every homeowner is going to follow our universal recommendation to install a complete hardwired smoke alarm system in their home, we want our customers to understand that having one hardwired smoke alarm is better than having no detectors, and two is better than one, and so on. Contact us to have our electricians price out various options for your house!
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Nuisance Alarms on Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Is your carbon monoxide alarm going off and you’re not sure why? While it’s tempting to just turn the alert off, it’s important to never ignore the alert in case there is an emergency. When the alarm sounds, the first thing to do is stay calm and make sure there isn’t a fire or carbon monoxide leak in your home. If you suspect there is a leak, call your utility company to check the carbon monoxide levels in your house and leave your home immediately. If you are certain it is a nuisance alarm, the next thing to do is grab a ladder and press the hush button on the alarm. If that doesn’t work, don’t smash it with a broom handle, call Edison Electric, Inc.! Our support team will talk you through your options for getting the alarm to quiet. Chances are you need to replace your hardwired alarms. We can take care of this for you!
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Signs You Need New Smoke Detectors
Are your smoke detectors nearing their expiration? To keep your property safe, it’s important to verify that the smoke detectors in your home or building are working properly.
Some signs that can indicate you need to replace your smoke detectors can include:
- You should replace your property’s smoke detectors at least every eight years. Hire an electrician to install new units, or to check the age of your current devices if you are uncertain.
- False alarms. If your devices are giving you false alarms it could mean there is an issue with the sensor. Have an electrician inspect the units to determine if they should be replaced.