Everyone is familiar with the annoying chirping sound that a smoke detector makes when its battery needs changed. Many states have laws about smoke detectors in homes. Commercial businesses are also included in these state laws, lets face it smoke detectors save lives. So when you hear that annoying chirping coming from your smoke detector, remember that its there to save your life in the event of a fire. We here at BestBatteryTips.com have a few Battery Tips to keep your smoke detector ready for a fire.
- It is recommended that you test your smoke detectors in your home once a month. Smoke detectors can and will fail, so its important to test your smoke detectors monthly.
- The smoke detector advises you when its battery needs changed by making a chirping or beeping sound. In the event that you hear your smoke detector chirping or beeping, change the battery as soon as possible. Remember, the smoke detector is there to save your life, and the lives of your family.
- It is recommended that your smoke detector battery be changed yearly. We here at BestBatteryTips.com recommend changing your battery every 9 months to be sure your battery is always ready in the event of a fire.
- Upgrading your smoke detector battery to a Lithium battery is a good idea. Lithium batteries have a lot more available capacity than alkaline batteries. Lithium batteries also have a slow discharge rate, which will aid in the duration of a operational battery in your smoke detector.
- Never use rechargeable batteries in your smoke detectors. The battery being fully charged is a unknown with rechargeable batteries, and is not worth risking lives over. A defective charger would lead someone to believe the battery is fully charged when its not.
- WARNING: After replacing the battery in your smoke detector, and the smoke detector is still chirping or beeping there is a problem!! It is possible to have bought a battery that is defective, or the smoke detector has failed.