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  Oct 19 2020

How to Wire Smoke Detectors in a Hardwired System

Are you tired of switching out the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors? Have you become concerned about the reliability of your existing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? Then there is no reason to put your property at risk. At Mr. Electric, we provide premium commercial and residential electrical services including smoke detector installation, repair and replacement in Katy, Texas and surrounding Houston area communities. If you have considered installing hardwired smoke detectors in your home or business, read below for information that can help you make the best choice for your unique needs. 

Why Should Property Owners Invest in a Hardwired Smoke Detector? 

Cheap, battery operated smoke detectors are often unreliable and defective. Even if the device is made from higher quality materials, many homeowners simply forget to change out their batteries, rendering their smoke detectors useless in an emergency. While many hardwired smoke detectors use batteries as a backup source of energy, they remain connected to your electrical system. This means that you will be much more likely to be alerted if smoke or fire is detected in your home. Smart hardwired smoke detectors take things a step further, offering real time monitoring from your mobile device, so you can be notified of a potential problem even if you are at the office or away on vacation. 

Steps for a Successful Installation 

First, the electrical power must be shut off to avoid electrical shock and other hazards. Next, holes are cut in the ceiling joists or wall studs to allow space for mounting the detector. Next, the electrical box is put into place, and the wires are carefully connected to the existing electrical system. If there are multiple detectors, which is often the case, a 3-wire cable will be used to ensure proper communication from one unit to the other. When the wires have been successfully attached to the electrical boxes, and wired to the smoke detector, then the unit can be screwed into place. Finally, the unit will be tested according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Benefits of Hiring a Certified Electrician for Your Hardwired Smoke Detector Installation

Handling electrical wiring can be extremely dangerous for someone without professional training. For this reason, it is best to hire a certified, licensed and insured electrician in Houston who will have the experience and specialized equipment needed to safely perform the task. By investing in a quality hardwired smoke detector installation service, you can rest assured that your new investment will be reliable and long lasting. 

Are You Interested in a Professional Smoke Detector Upgrade? Call Mr. Electric Today 

Have you determined that a hardwired smoke detector installation is the right decision for your business or residential property? Then call the experts at Mr. Electric and get the help you need right away. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians are always ready to come to the rescue. Contact our office for more information or to schedule a convenient appointment with an experienced electrician in Katy, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Tomball, Rosenberg, Spring, Crosby, Houston, Texas or a nearby metro area neighborhood.

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