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Ionization or Photoelectric Which type of smoke alarm should I use?

Ionization or Photoelectric
Which type of smoke alarm should I use?

I recommend installing smoke/fire alarms to the present building codes.
1) Inside every sleeping room
2) Outside each sleeping area. Install these alarms on all levels of structure.
3) Alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds off they all do.

Test your alarms every month.

Replace all alarms every 8 to 10 years

There are two kinds of alarms. “Ionization” alarms are quicker to warn about flame or heat and “Photoelectric” which warns of a smoldering fire or smoke. I recommend replacing with a Dual, ionization / photoelectric combination fire & smoke alarm.

More information from the National Fire and Safety Association.
http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms/installing-an...

When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.

Submitted by AaronLore on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 21:35.

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