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Carbon Monoxide and Fire Alarm Installation

Keeping Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida Safe from Smoke & CO Gas

At Heatwave Heating Cooling Plumbing & Electric, we provide fire and CO alarm services in Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida to safeguard your home and family. With thousands of annual deaths from home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, it’s vital to comply with state regulations. Our expert electricians ensure proper installation and functionality, backed by a satisfaction guarantee.

Florida Fire Alarm Requirements

Florida’s Fire Prevention Code mandates new construction to feature dual-powered smoke detectors, utilizing both electrical current and batteries. Since January 1, 2015, all newly installed or replaced smoke alarms must have a 10-year non-removable battery. Additionally, every existing home in Florida must have at least one smoke detector outside each sleeping area, on each level, and in or near living areas. For homes with hearing-impaired residents, smoke detectors with visual alarms are recommended.

Florida CO Alarm Requirements

Florida mandates carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installation within 10 feet of sleeping areas in new buildings or additions with fossil-fuel burning appliances, fireplaces, or attached garages. CO is produced by incomplete combustion of fuels like natural gas, propane, and wood, posing serious health risks. Our CO alarm services at Heatwave ensure compliance and safety in your home.

Where to Install Smoke and Fire Alarms

It’s crucial that each alarm installed bears the label of an independent testing laboratory. Unlike smoke, carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms are only noticeable when awake. Since fires can occur while sleeping, alarms should be placed near sleeping areas to ensure they wake you up in case of danger, allowing you to evacuate your family safely.

In summary, the ideal placement for smoke and CO alarms include:

How to Install CO and Smoke Detectors

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing your alarm, typically placing it on a wall at least 6 inches below the ceiling or on a ceiling at least 6 inches from the wall. For wireless smoke detectors, set them up as per the guidelines to ensure all units are linked. If an alarm sounds, evacuate the house immediately, call 911, and wait outside for emergency responders to address the situation and provide clearance.

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