Colour-coding takes the guesswork out of replacing smoke alarms
(NC)— We all know how essential it is to install smoke alarms in our homes, and to replace them every 10 years whether they are battery powered or hardwired. But one lingering question remains: What type of alarm should be installed in which location? With answers to this, industry leader Kidde Canada gets rid of the guesswork with its new line of 'worry-free' alarms. Each one is colour-coded to suggest where best to install it, and has features that match. Targeted areas are hallways, near kitchens, in bedrooms, and in general living areas.
“Installing or replacing smoke alarms shouldn't be confusing,” says Carol Heller, a home safety expert for the company. “We make it simple to find the right alarm for each room in your home by identifying the recommended location right on the package.”
Specific alarm features match its recommended use. For example, a talking alarm that speaks out a warning for fire is recommended for bedrooms. An alarm with a powerful LED light is suggested for hallways. An alarm that has both a smoke and CO sensor is suggested for general living areas – and one that is designed to significantly reduce false alarms is recommended for near the kitchen.
As well, all new models have sealed lithium batteries that last 10 years from activation. That means no more batteries to replace until it's time to replace the alarm itself.
Look for more safety tips and details at www.kiddecanada.com and www.safeathome.ca.
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