Smoke Detector Tip


Have you ever noticed how smoke detectors seem to give most of their false alarms at about 2 o’clock in the morning when you’re sound asleep? If you’re anything like us, you don’t appreciate getting out of bed, groping around for a ladder or a chair to stand on so that you can fix the problem and get back to sleep.

One way to avoid being bothered by untimely alarms of your smoke detector is to make a point of changing the batteries in your smoke detectors once a year, at a specific time of your choice. We recommend making it a Christmas tradition of replacing your batteries sometime between Christmas and New Year’s, and it works great. No more low battery false alarms!

Also on the market now, smoke detectors come with batteries that last up to ten years. If you’re interested in browsing your options or purchasing some for yourself here’s a link to some 10-year smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.