Smoke alarms are proven to save lives by giving those in a fire and early enough alert to safely escape. Some homeowners find installation to be confusing. Many homeowners are unsure about how many alarms are necessary, what kinds are best for their home and where exactly to install them. Proper maintenance is just as important as installing them.  You can also learn more about smoke alarm safety at

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Basic Tips:

1) Smoke alarms are made to detect two kinds of smoke – smoldering and flaming. Not all are made to detect both kinds. It is best to purchase ones which detect and alert to both kinds of smoke, called dual-sensing alarms. A good quality, dual-sensing alarm can be purchased for under $30.

2) Convenient Features – If it's in your budget, consider purchasing one with new and convenient features. Some of the features available include a remote control which can be used to turn the alarm off. Other features include an easy- opening battery box and an easy-access test button.

3) Many new homes require hard wired smoke alarms. An experienced residential electrician can easily hard wire them for you. If you sleep with your doors closed and have young children, consider having yours hard wired. This will cause all the smoke alarms in the home to go on in the case of a fire.

4) Research shows that younger children awake quicker to a smoke alarm that uses voice activation. Voice activation uses a loud, familiar voice instead of a siren. Strobe lights are available for the hearing impaired.

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