Last year, more than 100 Floridians died in home fires and in nearly half of those fires, smoke alarms weren’t present or weren’t working properly. This year, a new law went into effect in Florida requiring homeowners to replace any battery-operated smoke alarm more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery. A long-life sealed-in battery makes the alarm tamper resistant and removes the burden from users to remember to change batteries every six months. The law also will hopefully decrease the likelihood that a firefighter would be injured or killed trying to save a life.
A fatal house fire occurs approximately every three hours in America, and more than 20,000 people are injured or die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year. There are many things that homeowners can do to help keep their families safe from a fire.
- Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years by using Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery alarms and never change a battery.
- Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home.
- Install carbon monoxide alarms on each floor and near bedrooms.
- Create an escape plan with your family.
- Commit to being a safety hero by taking the pledge at www.AlarmPledge.com.
Why are Kidde Worry Free Smoke Alarms the best choice? Kidde’s new Worry-Free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms use only one battery for the life of the alarm. This is one less thing that we parents have to think about and that is a beautiful thing! No more wondering if the batteries are working correctly in our alarms, or getting up the middle of the night to change a battery to stop the chirping sound from an alarm. Also, these alarms have also have location-based attributes which makes it a breeze to find the best location for the alarms in your home.
With no batteries to buy and replace every six months, you save up to $40 over the life of the alarm. That’s just ONE alarm….imagine the savings when you switch out all of your old alarms. We have a total of seven alarms in our home, so that’s a savings of up to $280 in batteries. That sounds good to me!
These alarms are also easy to install….simply twist the alarm onto the mounting bracket and it activates. You can’t get any easier than that.
Each alarm comes with a 10 year Limited Warranty and can be found at most home improvement stores.
Take fire safety seriously and make your life a little easier with Kidde Worry Free Smoke Alarms. For more information, please visit Kidde Worry Free.