Smoke alarms are not very pretentious and generally work very well for years. However, because nothing is eternal, they will eventually reach the end of their life span and will have to be replaced at some point.
A noise like “chirping”, every 30 seconds, indicates that the alarm is not working properly. In many cases, this problem can be fixed, but if the alarm is old, this chirping can also indicate the end of its operational life. In other words, it will let you know that it is time to replace the alarm.
Specialists recommend replacing smoke alarms every 10 years.
Smoke alarms are available with a wide range of features, from independent, basic devices, to smart alarms that can warn you of the danger even when you are not at home, through notifications on your smartphone.
Although there are also battery-operated smoke detectors, which are easier to install, wired alarms are more reliable. They connect to the power supply of the house, which means that they will work indefinitely, as long as there is electrical power in the system.
A wired alarm is more difficult to install and requires turning off the power from the electrical panel, so it is best to hire a professional electrician Centennial area for this job.