Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors in Butler, PA
Serving Northern Allegheny & Butler CountiesGive us a call today: 724-898-2587
Your home safety is highly important. That is why we provide services for both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. While modern home systems are made to work safely, issues can still pop up and a CO detector or smoke detector can be the thing that helps keep you safe in the event of a problem. In Butler, PA and the surrounding areas, you can come to our team to get the work you need.
- Registered electricians providing excellent service
- Servicing all makes and models
- Serving Butler since 1969
There are several options for carbon monoxide detector installation and smoke detector installation. Our electricians can help you find the right detectors. Plus, we can use our expertise to install them quickly and correctly to ensure your peace of mind.
We treat your home like it's our grandma's home. Contact Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to schedule your carbon monoxide or smoke detector services so you can rest easy.
Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Is Mandatory for Homes with Furnaces
If you’re using even one fuel-burning appliance, you need a carbon monoxide detector. Often, that means those who own a gas furnace. Although these systems rarely have issues when properly maintained, a damaged system can create a carbon monoxide leak. This can happen in instances such as a cracked heat exchanger or a damaged flue pipe.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and highly poisonous gas—the only way to detect its presence is through a CO detector. It’s essential that your detector is installed properly and regularly tested.
Every home is required to have a smoke detector, so we don’t have to tell you the importance of why you need them. But what you may not have known is that there are different types that detect smoke in different ways. The ones you choose to have in your home.
- Ionization smoke detectors use a tiny bit of radioactive material to create a constant current. When the smoke disrupts that current, it sounds the alarm.
- Photoelectric smoke detectors use a beam of light as the trigger. When smoke crosses the light, it scatters the light waves and triggers the alarm.
Both detectors have their particular uses, and it’s suggested that a combination of them are used throughout the home. Even more importantly, you’ll want to test them and call us for smoke detector replacement during the appropriate times.
Power Sources and Other Variations
Another important consideration is how you plan to power these detectors. 9-volt batteries are a popular choice, but require actively replacing them. There are also variations that uses lithium batteries—rated for nearly a decade of use—and can be interconnected with other detectors. This is important for use in homes with multiple floors.
Some detectors have high-intensity strobe lights that can be lifesavers for those with hearing impairments. Let Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. assess your Butler County home and we’ll help you determine the best carbon monoxide detector installation for you. We’ve been helping residents of the Northern Allegheny & Butler Counties since 1969, and we’re happy to do the same for you.