Hardwired Smoke Detectors Carbon Monoxide Detectors
As required by law, all new homes must have hardwired smoke an carbon monoxide detectors (battery only powered are not allowed) installed. In fact there are strict requirements about how many must be installed, where they should be located and how they should function. If this is important for new homes, shouldn’t it be important for yours?
Where they are Needed
Smoke detectors are required to be present in each bedroom, or room in which someone sleeps. Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must be present in the area directly adjacent to the sleeping areas. Also, one combination unit must be present on each floor of the home, including basements and attics. Best of all, When multiple alarms are required the units are hardwired together so all the alarms go off at the same time.
How They are Powered
Our alarms are hardwired directly into your home’s electrical system and include a battery backup to keep the unit functioning during a power outage.
Why are Hardwired Detectors Important?
Each year within the United States about 2,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. In a fire, smoke and deadly gas spread faster than heat. This is why most victims die from inhalation rather than burns. The majority of fatalities occur when families are asleep because occupants are unaware of the fire until there is inadequate time to escape. The detectors we install stand guard around the clock.
About two thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without detectors or without working detectors (battery powered detectors with dead batteries). Thus properly installed and maintained detectors are considered to be one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning and could reduce by almost half, the risk of dying from a fire in your home.
A properly installed alarm system is critical for the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference between life and death. Having hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is the first step toward your family’s safety. Contact us today and have one of our friendly electricians install a quality alarm system that will give you and your family the peace of mind that you deserve.Contact us today at www.energygeeksinc.com or give us a call at 401-766-1540. You will be glad you did.