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Home Smoke Detectors: Install or Replace

Smoke detectors can warn you of a home fire and give you enough time to get out safely. If you need to have a smoke detector installed or replaced, Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, an electrician in Eldersburg, can assist.

Protect Your Home with Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are essential throughout the year. Fires can become out of control in seconds, and detectors allow you to get out of your home fast, preventing injuries caused by this occurrence. It is required that you have alarms in every bedroom and on each level of your home. If you have a larger home, you will need to add more to ensure that the space is properly equipped.

Smoke detectors need to be replaced every 10 years. In addition, you should test them once a month to make sure they work. Depending on the type of alarm you have, all you have to do is press the button and listen to the alarm.

Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling in Eldersburg will install smoke detectors and give you advice when it comes to maintenance. It’s important to hire a professional because there are two types of devices. Experts know where they will function best and how high up on the ceiling they need to be. While an ionization detector is better at detecting “flaming” fires such as grease fires, a photoelectric detector is better at detecting smoldering fires such as one caused by an electric blanket malfunction.


Tim Kyle: Electrician in Eldersburg

There is no debate about it: smoke detectors are a necessity for every home. To ensure that they’ve been properly installed, you should have a professional take care of the initial addition. Where the detectors are added within the home is crucial, which is just one reason that a pro should place them from the beginning. At Tim Kyle, we offer 10-year sealed smoke detectors. We can also add a bridge to allow remote alerts if you are not home and a detector is going off. For more information about our services or a free estimate, contact us!

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