Below is a list of detailed frequently asked question for Smoke Alarms and Detectors. Click on a subject heading below to view answers relating to your selection.

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General FAQs

 

My smoke alarm keeps chirping and beeping. Why does my smoke alarm chirp intermittently?

Why doesn't my smoke alarm sound when I push the test button?

Why does my smoke alarm go off when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?

My smoke alarm keeps chirping, even with a new battery. What is causing this?

It is recommended that alarms are replaced after 10 years. Why does the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that home smoke alarms be replaced after 10 years?

I have a "remote control smoke detector" - a smoke alarm that states that you can use your TV remote control to silence or test this alarm - that will not operate. What should I do?

How long will the smoke detector battery last in my smoke alarm?

What is the proper placement of smoke detectors?


 

Intermittent Alarm FAQs

 

My smoke detector keeps chirping and beeping. Why does my smoke alarm chirp intermittently?

Why does my smoke detector go off when I install a battery or turn on the AC power?

My smoke alarm keeps chirping, even with a new battery. What is causing this?


 

Technology FAQS

 

Ionization smoke detectors vs. Photoelectric type smoke detectors - what is the difference?