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Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Alarms

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are vital to your safety. Every home should have them installed. When there’s smoke in your house, a smoke alarm will give you an early warning so you have enough time to call 911. Although smoke is detectable through its scent and appearance, carbon monoxide can go unnoticed and lead to death. Even a small amount of it is dangerous, so it’s important that you have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. If you need either of these detectors or alarms installed, don’t hesitate to contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling.

Where to Install Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home including the basement. Smoke and deadly gas rise so it’s important to have the devices installed at the proper level. The two varieties of smoke alarms are ionization and photoelectric. Ionization alarms notify you quicker when a flaming fire occurs while photoelectric alarms quickly sense smoldering, smokey fires. It’s best to have one of each installed in your home because both types of fires are possible. There’s also a smoke alarm that’s designed for people with hearing disabilities. It consists of a strobe light that flashes and vibrates to alarm the person who cannot hear that there’s a fire.

Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed outside all bedrooms, in the basement, and on every other level. If you’re wondering how to install a carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm, schedule an appointment with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling so we can properly install them for you.

Once the alarms are installed, it’s important to test them regularly to ensure they’re properly maintained.

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, North Laurel electrician, offers 10-year sealed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We can also add a bridge to allow remote alerts if you’re not home and the detector is going off. We offer other residential and commercial services such as surge protection, repairs and rewiring, smart home lighting, and panel upgrades. To schedule an appointment or for a free estimate, contact us!

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