Amy Lebeau

Protect the ones you love; install photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms

Blog Post created by Amy Lebeau Employee on Mar 29, 2013

Quarter_Pg_Sparky_Install(1)Did you know there are two types of smoke alarms?

  • An ionization smoke alarm is  generally more responsive to flaming fires, and a photoelectric smoke  alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best  protection, both types of alarms or a combination alarm (photoelectric  and ionization) should be installed in homes.

    Listen to NFPA's Chris Dubay talk about the different kinds of smoke alarms and why it is important to have both in your home.