I have been living here for 10 months. My smoke alarm has gone off 6 times. It is so annoying. all 6 times it they have gone off i was sleeping. I have told someone about it. He said it is prob. the battery. I doubt it. When the battery is low they beep. Not once have they beeped. So tonight of course was on the of the nights they went off. They went off 3 times tonight. I know its not safe to take the batteries out but im getting so sick of getting woke up because of them. The second time they went off i took the battery out of two. thinking ok they wont go off again. NOT! they ended up going off again. How the hell do the smoke alarms go off when i took the battery out? ahh i just want to sleep!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:30 AM on May. 14, 2013 in Technology
Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:00 AM on May. 14, 2013
A low battery can cause the alarm to be more sensitive. We had the same problem, but it stopped when we replaced the battery. Some homes are set up to allow for dual sources of energy to power them, meaning they can be hardwired into the electrical systems as well as work on a battery as a backup. Alarms can be sensitive to steam. Ionization alarms are more sensitive to particles. You can replace it with a photoelectric alarm which only detects large particles and is less sensitive. Get a air purifier to reduce dust in the air as well and keep the alarm dust-free. You have to remove the unit from the wall without cutting wires to silence some alarms but I don't recommend it. Just reset it.
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