As important as it is that you are able to live comfortably in your home throughout the year, it is even more important that you are able to live safely at all times.
This includes those times when you and your family are sound asleep. In terms of protecting your safety and that of your family, the smoke detectors in your home are of the utmost importance.
If you need additional smoke detectors installed in your home, or if you want to have existing models upgraded, contact All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning to get the job done right. Our electricians are some of the finest in the business, and we are more than happy to ensure that your smoke detectors are in reliable working condition. We will also explore your options with you so that you know for certain that you have a quality smoke detector where necessary throughout your living space.
All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning provides smoke detector installation and replacement services in Boca Raton, FL and the surrounding areas.
Why You Need Professionally Installed Smoke Detectors
Fires can happen at any time, including when you’re asleep. This is where your smoke detectors come into play. Regardless of where a fire breaks out in your home, regardless of how distracted you may be when it does, you need to know that your smoke detector will not only sound the alarm in the event of a fire, but that you will be made aware of that alarm beyond the shadow of a doubt. By scheduling your smoke detector installation with the pros on our staff, you can have this level of confidence in your devices.
The laws surrounding smoke detectors may vary depending upon how old your home is. However, issues of compliance aside, we like to recommend to homeowners that any and all smoke detectors in their homes are hardwired into the electrical system, and that they have battery backups. If your smoke detectors are hardwired without batteries in them, they can fail should the power go out in an emergency. Of course, if they only have batteries to run on, those batteries can die and your detectors will not be synced to sound simultaneous alarm. Trust us when we tell you that your smoke detectors will be expertly installed throughout your home, ready to protect you and your loved ones in the event of a fire, when you schedule service with the pros on our staff.
When to Replace Your Smoke Detectors
Generally speaking, smoke detectors ought to be replaced at least once every ten years. However, this is a general guideline only. Your smoke detectors must be tested regularly, and if any smoke detector in your home shows any signs of operational trouble, it should be replaced immediately. Don’t fiddle about with your smoke detector or assume that it is working well enough if there is anything off about its performance or condition. It is always best to replace a smoke detector a bit early than it is to find that you’ve waited too long before doing so. Call All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning today for quality smoke detector services throughout the area.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Many contemporary homes use natural gas as a source of energy, and it’s easy to see why. Natural gas can run appliances such as furnaces, boilers, stoves, ovens, and laundry machines, is a less expensive energy source than electricity, burns cleaner than oil or propane, and is readily available through municipal lines. However, the incomplete burning of natural gas creates carbon monoxide (CO), a dangerous gas that you do not want inside your home. There are other possible sources of CO in a house, including portable generators, lawn mowers, and cars parked in the garage. If an appliance that uses natural gas in your home develops a malfunction, it can lead to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you have concerns about CO in your home you only need to give the electricians at All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning a call. We install and repair special carbon monoxide detectors that will warn you of a spike in CO levels that could present health hazards. Contact us today to arrange for service.
Why Have Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation
One of the great dangers of carbon monoxide is that it is extremely difficult to detect. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Some natural gas companies place a taint into their product to give it an odor that makes CO emissions easier to detect, but for the most part you can expect that carbon monoxide will escape your notice—until you start to feel sick because of exposure to it. And that is not how you want to find out about CO in your home.
Carbon monoxide detectors are designed to alert homeowners about increased CO levels before the gas becomes dangerous. They have been repeatedly shown to be effective at sending out alarms in time to prevent harmful effects—provided they are installed correctly.
Call All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning for Carbon Monoxide Detection Services
To make sure that you have carbon monoxide alarms that will work when they need to, make sure to have professionals install them. They will see that the new detectors are working correctly and won’t make any nuisance noises (a problem in older models). They will also make certain the detectors are put in spots where they will be most effective.
Installation experts will provide you a regular maintenance schedule, since carbon monoxide detectors have a recommended replacement age after which their sensors will start to decline. The detectors run on power from your home’s electrical system, but for safety purposes they come with a battery back–up that must also be checked on regularly.
If you need to have installation of carbon monoxide detectors for your home, call up the electricians at All-Pro Electrical & Air Conditioning. We will see that your home is hooked up with the appropriate number of CO alarms in the rooms where they will do the most good, and wire them into the electrical system unobtrusively. You can turn to us for routine services to see that your carbon monoxide detectors are always ready to protect you and your family.