Smoke Detectors: Three Things to Know

Smoke Detectors: Three Things to Know

Smoke Detectors: Three Things to Know

We understand that your smoke detector might not be the highest priority right now, especially with scorching hot temperatures and air conditioners on full blast. However, smoke detectors rarely are the center of attention, particularly because of how they work in the background and hopefully never make a peep for the rest of your time living at home.


The truth is that your smoke detector might need repairs, maintenance, or even an entire replacement if they’re old and outdated. Depending on the model, the type of system it is, and the newer appliances in your home, it might be a good time to evaluate the safety and security of your indoor air.

Our team not only specializes in smoke detector repair, but we also go above and beyond to support our customers in making other decisions for air quality improvements. Let’s discuss three important factors to consider with your smoke detector, and when you might need our help.

1. Take Into Account Home Additions

We’ve seen unsafe homes come from the fact that they were safe to begin with, but quickly grew to a level where there weren’t enough detectors to cover the area. For additional stories, this might not be important because smoke and heat generally rise, so any fire on the first floor will also be picked up by units on the second floor as well.

However, for one-story ranch style homes, home additions require smoke detector additions when they’re too long for one or two detectors. If you’ve added more rooms or space to your home in the last few years, then it might be time to update the floor layout of your detectors so your home is thoroughly protected.

2. They Need to Be Working Properly

Simply put, your smoke detectors might not be working properly and it’s up to you to recognize that and invest in repairs. Our team provides fast and affordable smoke detector repairs, so you can quickly give us a call to have them fixed.

Or, if you’re not sure about their condition, you can call us to have them inspected. We’ll clearly tell you if there’s anything that needs to be done, or leave if they seem like they’re in good shape! Basically, make sure you know the condition of your smoke detectors, and if they need help, you should be the first to know.

3. Upgrade Them With Newer Models

Smoke detector systems might seem like old-fashioned technology that you just invest in like anything else, but it’s not that simple. There are breakthroughs every few years in how these systems operate. For instance, ionization smoke detectors are more responsive and generally more widely used these days than photoelectric smoke detectors, but you might not know that if you haven’t kept in touch with your local team about the indoor air quality of your home.

Every once in a while it’s a good idea to get your smoke detectors inspected, repaired, or at least looked at by a professional who knows what they’re doing. They’ll be able to surely tell you if anything needs to be done!

Call Fannon & Sons Heating Cooling for comprehensive HVAC services and smoke detector repairs. Welcome to the Family!