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Heat Alarms

Heat alarms are essential safety devices designed to alert us of potential danger from fire outbreaks.

Unlike smoke detectors that sense smoke, heat alarms detect heat, making them highly suitable for installations in environments where smoke detectors may not be appropriate, such as kitchens and garages. Heat alarms work by detecting a sudden rise in temperature and triggering an alarm, giving you and your loved ones enough time to take necessary action, such as vacating the premises and calling emergency services. Heat alarms can also be interconnected, making it possible for multiple alarms to sound at the same time, increasing their effectiveness. Investing in a heat alarm is crucial in protecting your property and family from the devastating effects of fire outbreaks. It is essential to regularly test and maintain heat alarms to ensure they are functioning correctly, giving you peace of mind knowing that you are well protected.

Heat Alarms

Heat Alarms

Did you know:

Smoke alarms in garages can sound because of a change in temperature and humidity, as well as dust, fumes and insects.
Heat alarms are made to not be affected by these conditions.

What to Know About Heat Alarms

    • Purchase a heat alarm that is hard-wired with a battery backup.
    • Purchase a heat alarm that is capable of interconnecting with your home’s smoke alarms.
    • Purchase a heat alarm that is rated for temperatures between 175-250 degrees F. Alarms with lower temperature ratings may sound because temperatures in garages rise above 100 degrees F. Alarms with higher temperature ratings may sound too late to warn you of a fire.
    • Have your hard-wired heat alarm installed by a qualified electrician.
    • Don’t install heat alarms near fluorescent lights. Electrical noise and flickering from the lights may affect the alarm’s operation.
    • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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