Ask the Electrical Work Expert – Russel Fossum
Recent tragic events that put smoke detectors at the fore front of everyone’s mind. The above quote from the city of Regina website shows us that this is far from a new problem. The move in recent years has been away from battery powered smoke detectors to the hard wired version. When installed by Fossum Electric’s Expert Electricians they provide better protection than run of the mill battery powered smoke detectors.
The fact is battery powered only smoke detectors are high maintenance and in our busy lives unfortunately they often get forgotten until it’s too late. We will analyze your house and determine the best possible locations for installation. We install all hard wired smoke detectors on a shared circuit with lighting so that it is easy to see if your smoke detectors need to be serviced. We directly interconnect all hard wired smoke detectors that we install so that when one goes off they all go off. This is because when a fire happens, seconds matter and fire rarely happens when you are there to see it.
I could quote pages of codes from the Canadian Electrical Code to various Building codes across the country that are the reason we do things the way that we do. However, the biggest reason is so we can all sleep easier at night.