You have probably gone to great lengths to protect your family when they are at home and even when they are away. You tell the kids to wear the coats and you wear your seatbelt in the car. All of your efforts are great, but could you be doing more? A fairly easy line of protection you can add to your home is some hard-wired smoke detectors. A Santa Monica electrician like those at H Electric can take care of the installation of this effective line of protection in your home.
Hard-wired detectors work the same as the typical battery-powered smoke detectors, but they are wired directly into your home’s main power. This means you don’t have to worry about batteries going dead or being “borrowed” and leaving your home vulnerable to a home fire. However, the detectors do have battery backups that will keep your home protected during a power outage.
Another major benefit to the hard-wired smoke detectors is the fact they are all linked together by an electrician. Santa Monica homeowners will appreciate the fact every detector is wired together. When one smoke detector goes off, they all do. This provides valuable time for residents in each part of the house. Whether somebody is in a second-floor bedroom or in the garage, each person will hear the smoke detector and be able to get out of the house in the event of a fire.
It is recommended a smoke detector be placed on every level of the house, but it doesn’t hurt to add a few more to areas that are prone to fire like the garage or kitchen. While considering the hard-wired smoke detectors, you may also want to think about installing a carbon monoxide detector as well. These are especially beneficial in the garage or in a home that uses natural gas for heating. Give H Electric a call today and schedule your installation.