Smoke Alarm Requirements

Are Your Smoke Alarms Up To Date?

New residential smoke alarm sales requirements go into effect on April 1, 2019. As of this date, The New York State Division of Consumer Protection has stated that all smoke detectors must be powered by a sealed internal battery with a minimum lifespan of 10 years. These detectors must have a non-removable battery. All new or replacement smoke detectors offered for sale across New York State must meet these new requirements as a matter of public safety.
We will be able to fulfill orders of any remaining residential battery-powered smoke detectors in inventory. Past April 1, 2019, we will be switching over to these improved detectors to stay within safety precautions, government regulations and enhance public safety. This initiative is in place to help save lives. By utilizing modern battery technology, these new detectors are more effective than ever before in preventing serious injury. Effective Electric can install and check all smoke alarms for both effectiveness and safety.
Installing longer lasting smoke detectors may prevent serious injury. There are many reasons to consider a new detector, as per this regulation. Any smoke alarm that doesn’t have an expiration sticker on it is over ten years old and needs to replaced immediately. For your own safety and the safety of your loved ones and those around you, it is imperative that you follow these requirements. Effective Electric is here to address any concerns or questions which may arise. Thank you.

When looking for your new smoke alarm, contact Effective Electric.

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