Smoke Detectors


The decision to install smoke detectors can come down to a matter of life or death. Sixty percent of home fire deaths were caused by old, non-functioning smoke alarms or no smoke alarms. Smoke detectors are essential for your home – from a legal perspective as well as a safety perspective.

When it comes to carbon monoxide and smoke alarm installation, there are a few options. Photoelectric smoke detectors are more responsive to smoldering fires, while ionization smoke detectors are more responsive to flaming fires. With smart detectors such as the Nest Protect, you can monitor your home—from both a smoke and carbon monoxide standpoint—through your smartphone. Before you make a decision, you should consult with an expert to find out what’s best for you.

Fortunately, our specialists at HomeWiz have been working with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for 25 years, and have the technical knowledge and intuitive insight to assess your house and understand what combination of detector types will protect your home best.

Once you decide, it’s not enough to simply mount smoke alarms and forget them – there are a variety of factors that make it important to enlist the help of a smoke detector technician like our experts at HomeWiz.

  • Replace smoke alarms in your home every 8-10 years
  • Interconnect smoke alarms so that when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Nuisance-tripping is when non-urgent instances trigger the alarm, and anything from shower steam to a confused bug can set it off
  • In addition to Massachusetts law requiring working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home, your local fire chief may have more stringent regulations

These are only a few factors among a long list of considerations for smoke alarm installation, which can vary depending on your situation. As a homeowner, it can be confusing–if not impossible—to keep track of the specifics. But our team at HomeWiz can walk you through the steps, ensuring that your home and your family are safe.

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We proudly serve homeowners in the Greater Boston area. Call us for more information at 844-RINGWIZ.

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