SMOKE AND CO ALARMS

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about “SMOKE AND CO ALARMS":

 What is the best place to install carbon monoxide alarms (CO detectors) in a house? 

 Can the smoke sensors in a home security/fire alarm system replace the smoke alarms required by the building code?

 Does pushing the test button on a smoke alarm test the smoke sensor device inside? 

 Should a smoke alarm be installed in the kitchen? 

 Where are smoke alarms required to be located? 

 Are carbon monoxide alarms required to be installed in homes in Florida?

 When should I replace my smoke alarms? 

Does the Nest Protect system meet current building code standards for a combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm system? 

What does the new Florida smoke alarm law require? 

 Is there a Florida law that all older homes must have smoke alarms, regardless of when they were built? 

• Why are carbon monoxide (CO) alarms required by law for homes in Florida? 

• When were smoke alarms first required to be interconnected?

How can I tell the difference between a smoke detector and carbon monoxide (CO) detector? 

When were smoke detectors/alarms first required in Florida?

What is the minimum height for placement of a CO alarm (carbon monoxide detector)? 

Where does the code require CO alarms (carbon monoxide detectors)?  

• Is it illegal to disconnect a smoke alarm? 

• Where should smoke alarms NOT be installed?

• Does a home inspector test smoke alarms?

 Does a home inspector test CO carbon monoxide alarms?

• Why does my CO alarm (carbon monoxide) keep chirping after replacing the battery?  

What is the average life expectancy of a CO carbon monoxide detector?

• What is the average life expectancy of a combination smoke and CO carbon monoxide detector? 

Where should a smoke detector be placed on a tray (coffered) ceiling? 

• How close can a smoke detector be to a ceiling fan? 

• How close can a smoke detector be to an air conditioning/heating supply register (vent)? 

How close can a smoke detector be to a bathroom door?

 

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