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Whole Home Protection

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Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and surge protectors are an important part of a home’s security and safety system. All can protect residents and homes when a dangerous situation is approaching. Let our expert technicians ensure your health and safety by installing whole home protection devices such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and surge protectors in your home!

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors alert residents in the event of a fire and provide an early warning. While it may be easy to detect a fire while awake, smoke detectors play a large role in home safety while residents are sleeping. The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing smoke detectors on every level of your home and in every room where someone sleeps. However, installing a smoke detector can be a difficult and hazardous process due to electric wires. Give the experts at Rep-Air a call for any smoke detector installation needs!

Smoke Detector Installation In Mission, B.C.

Smoke detectors are inexpensive and a quick install process for your technician. Placement is important when it comes to your smoke detector. Smoke rises, so the ideal spot for a detector is the ceiling. We avoid placing smoke detectors in corners where pockets of dead air can form and prevent smoke from reaching them. Smoke detectors should not be near appliances such as stoves or ovens where there is significant heat or steam generation, but near for emergencies.

While most smoke detectors are battery-operated, some models must be hardwired into the home’s electrical system. Let us handle the electric wiring and make the installation process a breeze for your home safety.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can enter your home and be dangerous for residents to inhale. The gas can go undetected until health problems arise, which can be a serious issue. At Rep-Air, we provide and install carbon monoxide detectors to alert you and your family when carbon monoxide is present. Let us help keep your air clean and home safe!

Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation In Mission, B.C.

A carbon monoxide detector can alert you to the presence of carbon monoxide in your home before it reaches dangerous levels. A few carbon monoxide sources in your home are water heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, gas stoves, and ovens. It is important to place your detector where carbon monoxide may accumulate. If all of your appliances are working properly, the dangerous gas does not enter the air in your home.
It is recommended to have a professional install your carbon monoxide detector rather than doing it yourself. A Rep-Air technician can ensure the installation process is done correctly for the health of each resident. A detector should be installed on every level of your home and near appliances that create carbon monoxide. However, the device should not be placed directly above the flame producing appliances and a professional can help guide this process.

Test Both Detectors Monthly

It is important to keep up with the functionality of your smoke and carbon monoxide detector to ensure it will alert in an emergency. You should test each detector on every level of your home on a monthly basis for you and other resident’s safety.

For smoke detectors, hold down the “Test” button for a few seconds. A loud siren should sound to let you know the detector is functioning correctly. If the sound is weak or nonexistent, your smoke detector needs replacement or new batteries depending on the type. A broken detector should be addressed immediately for your safety.

Generally for carbon monoxide detectors, hold down the “test” button until you hear two beeps sound off. Once you hear these beeps, release your finger off the test button. Lastly, hold down the test button until you hear four beeps.

Surge Protection

Your home’s appliances and electronics are vulnerable in the event of a power surge. Power surges can cause permanent damage to your electronics by frying circuits or melting the plastic. Rep-Air specializes in surge protection and can help protect your home’s appliances from a high-voltage power surge.

What Is Surge Protection?

A surge protector is an electrical device used to protect equipment against high surges of electrical power. Your Rep-Air technician can install whole home surge protection which connects to your home’s electrical panel. Power surges are often caused by electrical overload, faulty wiring, lightning strikes, and the restoration of power after a power outage or blackout. Surge protectors divert the extra electricity to protect your appliances.

Whole home surge protectors are hard wired to your electrical system and are best handled by a professional for your safety. We can ensure everything is properly grounded and correct any defects in your current wiring.

How Long Do Surge Protectors Last?

Surge protectors have different joule ratings, which determine how long the device will last. When a power surge occurs, the surge protector does its job and joules diminish. Once the joules have completely diminished, the protector can no longer do its job. Typically, surge protectors last 3-5 years, so it is important to keep track of the age of your protector. After a big hit, all joules may be diminished regardless of the age. To ensure your electronics are reliable and your electronics are protected, we recommend replacing them every two years.

We do more than just provide heating and cooling services. Our technicians strive to ensure each customer is comfortable and at peace of mind in their home. Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and surge protectors are an important process in your home’s safety and should be installed correctly. Let our expert technicians help ensure your safety and install reliable detectors for your home!

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