Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors save lives. But, not if they aren’t working properly. Make sure your smoke and CO alarms are properly installed by contacting the professionals at Aardvark Electric, Inc. We happily install, repair, and maintain smoke and CO detectors throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas.
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It’s important to have working smoke alarms in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area. There should be at least one on every level of the home, including the basement. For the best protection, we recommendinterconnected alarms so that when one alarm sounds, they all do. Regardless, it’s important to check the date on smoke alarms and replace any smoke and CO alarms that are more than 10 years old.
Smoke alarms can either be battery-powered or hardwired to your electrical system with battery backups. While hardwired smoke alarms require professional installation, the safety benefits are well worth it. Keep in mind that there are different types of smoke alarms available, including ionization, photoelectric, and dual-sensor (both ionization and photoelectric technology). Ionization smoke alarms are best at detecting flaming fires. Photoelectric alarms are best at detecting smoldering fires. Dual-sensor smoke alarms provide the most comprehensive protection.
Smoke alarm safety features include:
Today’s smoke alarms are much more reliable at detecting a variety of fire conditions while reducing the amount of false alarms. There are even smoke and CO alarms that can be connected wirelessly, allowing you to turn off false alarms and get low-battery notifications from an app.
Carbon monoxide is silent and deadly. It is a colorless and odorless gas that gets produced whenever fuel is burned (such as wood, coal, gasoline, natural gas, propane, and oil). When CO enters the blood it binds to hemoglobin, blocking oxygen from getting a seat. That’s why CO is considered a chemical asphyxiate — it inhibits the body’s ability to distribute oxygen to the brain, heart, or other cells. Without proper oxygen levels, those cells begin to die.
If you are inhaling carbon monoxide, you are slowly being suffocated. This manifests itself in fatigue, depression, dizziness, headaches, and more serious complications such as heart disease and death. Since you cannot see or hear carbon monoxide, it is essential to having working CO detectors installed throughout the home. Similar to smoke alarms, for the best protection, we recommend hardwired, interconnected CO alarms installed on every level of the home. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can be combined together into one device.
Call the fully insured and local electricians at Aardvark Electrical, Inc. for superior service. Your safety and comfort are our highest priorities. If you aren’t completely satisfied with the service you receive from Aardvark Electric, Inc., simply give us a call and we’ll fix the issue to your satisfaction, or you’ll get your money back.