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    Smoke Detector Installation, Wiring Services, and Safety Checks

    The first line of defense against a fire is being alerted quickly that one is present. APower can ensure that the smoke detectors in your home are working to protect you and your loved ones in the event that a fire should spark. We can help you test existing, or install new smoke detectors to protect your home.

    Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation, Service, and Safety Checks

    Carbon Monoxide is often called the “Silent Killer.” It is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Carbon Monoxide poisoning is the culprit for over 400 American deaths and over 20,000 emergency room visits resulting in over 4,000 hospitalizations. Good carbon monoxide detectors trigger when this harmful gas is present, relying on a constant flow of power with battery backup. APower can install carbon monoxide detectors strategically in your home to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning and promote a safer place to live.

    Smoke Detectors FAQs

    How much does it cost to install smoke detectors?

    Prices may vary based on your location in relation to the electrician and also the type of detector that needs to be installed. Hard wired installation is more costly and takes longer than installing battery powered detectors. The typical range of installation cost is between $150 to $250 but most electricians will give a free estimate so shop around.

    How much does it cost to replace hardwired smoke detectors?

    The cost will depend on how long the job takes but typically the hourly rate charged for labour is between $80 to $120. This does not include the cost of the new detector.

    How long do wired smoke detectors last?

    All smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years. If your wired smoke detector isn’t beeping or responding correctly when tested then you should replace it sooner. You should not keep any detector longer than 10 years even if it’s still working correctly.

    How often should I change the battery in my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors?

    You should replace the battery on each type of detector as soon as the low battery beep or signal occurs.

    Can you unplug a hard wired smoke detector?

    Yes you can unplug a hard wired smoke detector although it’s not recommended. Simply remove the alarm from it’s fixed plate/bracket and unplug the power cable.

    Where should I place Smoke and Fire alarms in my home?

    You should put one in your hallway and one at each upper level in the landing area. A smoke alarm on each floor in your home is a minimum. It is recommended to have one in every room so that fires can be discovered as early as possible.

    What are the benefits of interconnected smoke alarms?

    Interconnected alarms will sound in unison regardless of where the fire originates. This means that no matter what part of the house you’re in, you’ll be notified immediately of a problem making them more effective for quick evacuations

    How much does it cost to install carbon monoxide detectors?

    Similar to smoke detectors the cost varies based on time it takes to install and location. The average is also the same as it’s somewhere between $150 to $250

    Do you install smart smoke detectors such as NEST?

    Our Staff of licensed and insured electricians are experienced and qualified to install, repair, and maintain all types of electric systems including NEST.

    Do wired smoke alarms need to be replaced?

    All smoke detectors should be replaced after a maximum of ten years. You should not keep using one past the ten year mark.

    Are 10 year smoke detectors good?

    10 year smoke detectors whether hardwired or battery powered have been designed to last ten years. That makes them convenient and low maintenance which is good.

    Does Colorado require 10 year smoke alarms?

    Since 2019, all newly installed smoke alarms are required to have a 10 year lithium ion battery.

    Why is my carbon monoxide detector beeping?

    Typically if your alarm is beeping/chirping once then it’s a warning that the battery needs replacing. If there are four beeps in a row, this is a carbon monoxide warning and you should ventilate the rooms and exit quickly.

    Does what type of battery I put in my smoke alarm matter?

    It is highly recommended to use a high quality 9V battery to power your smoke alarm. When it comes to the safety of your family, it’s important to use reliable batteries

    What is an ionization smoke alarm?

    Ionization smoke alarms have a small amount of radioactive material between two electrically charged plates. This ionizes the air and causes current to flow between the plates. When smoke enters the chamber, it disrupts the flow and activates the alarm.

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