- Buy an approved smoke detector. Look for the UL Label.
- Install a smoke detector inside each bedroom and in the main corridor outside of each bedroom area.
- Install a minimum of one smoke detector on each additional level of the house and one above any stairwell.
- Keep smoke detectors away from drafts created by fans or air ducts and away from the kitchen stove and bathroom.
- Test each smoke detector weekly (test button) and once a month using a smoke source.
- Replace the batteries once a year.
Source: National Fire Protection Association – First Alert Home Fire Detection Facts
- Test them weekly.
- Replace the batteries regularly.
- Replace the smoke alarm before it is 10 years old.
Required to meet NFPA recommendations
Recommended for additional protection
Smoke alarms with silence features recommended for additional protection
Interconnected AC or AC/DC smoke alarms