One of the most overlooked elements of home safety is the smoke detector. A smoke detector is designed to detect any smoke in your home and emit a loud audible alert whenever it is present. This can mean the difference between life and death when a fire occurs while you are sleeping. By having properly installed smoke detectors and fire alarms installed throughout your house, you can greatly increase your chance of avoiding this type of tragedy.
Hardwired Smoke Detector
Although installing low-cost battery powered smoke detectors is a great start, there is a large benefit to having hardwired smoke detectors installed in your home. Your standard battery powered smoke alarm is designed to sound off whenever smoke is detected in or around that particular smoke detector. While this type of protection is better than no protection at all, hardwired systems offer more complete coverage and reliability. Plus, they do not require replacement batteries as frequently. A hardwired system, installed by an electrician in West Palm Beach, will trigger all alarms in the event that one detects smoke. During normal operation, your smoke detectors are powered by your standard electrical system. Whenever the power goes out, they are equipped with a battery backup to ensure that your home is always covered.
In addition to having your smoke detectors installed, it is important to make sure that your smoke detectors are always in good working order. At Elcon Electric, we recommend that you test your smoke detectors (about once a month), and replace the batteries according to the manufacturers recommendations. These are relatively simple tasks that you can do yourself, and their importance should not be underestimated.