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What’s the difference between a ionization and a photoelectric smoke detector and where should they be used?
An ionization fire alarm is designed to detect a smoldering fire more quickly than a photoelectric smoke detector will. It should be used in rooms...
The safest recommendation is to put one in every room, but most people are not willing to do this. The simplest rule is to mount one between the...
Thermal smoke detectors detect heat only. Ionization smoke detectors respond particularly well to smoke caused by flaming fires. Photoelectric smoke...
A dry-chemical extinguisher marked general-purpose or multi-purpose is best for home...
If you have a gas or oil furnace, dryer, refrigerator, water heater, space heater, fireplace, wood stove or gas range, then you need to be...
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can collect in hazardous concentrations in areas like the basement. A radon detector in your...
Don’t mount it too close to where a fire is likely to occur. For example, don’t keep it next to the stove. A good place is at the top of the...
We recommend that you replace any smoke detector that is more than 10 years...
This is a warning signal that the batteries are low. If your alarm is more than 10 years old, you should consider replacing it, just to make sure...
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