A study by the National Fire Protection Agency revealed that in fires in which smoke alarms were present, but did not operate, the batteries were dead 24% of the time, and batteries were missing or disconnected an additional 46% of the time. When it comes to your home and your family’s safety, it’s critical to always have functioning batteries installed. The battery in your smoke alarm should be something that you can rely on with absolute certainty. That’s why at First Alert, we recommend a 10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke Alarm.
9V vs. AAs
9V has been the battery of choice for smoke alarms for many years. However, nowadays, it is more common to see two or three AAs. When using batteries like these, it’s important that you check them consistently. One good rule of thumb is to replace your smoke alarm batteries twice a year or every time you change your clock for daylights savings.
The good thing about AAs versus 9V is that three AAs have about three times as much energy as a 9V.
10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke Alarm
In some areas of the country, it is required to have a 10-year sealed battery smoke alarm. Check out our legislation map for specific requirements for your state. Even if it is not mandated in your area, First Alert highly recommends them. Rather than having to remember to regularly change your smoke alarm batteries, you can be sure your smoke alarm battery will function properly due to the long alarm life. Because these smoke alarms are warrantied for 10 years, you can be sure it will last.
Buy a 10-year Sealed Battery Smoke Alarm
Choose the option that allows you and your family the most peace of mind. At First Alert, we are committed to creating quality products that serve you well. When you shop with us, you’re getting the very best. You can find more information about our 10-year sealed battery alarms here.