Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric has been specializing in residential and commercial HVAC and electrical services for more than 45 years. We are a local, family-owned business dedicated to providing exceptional service, the highest quality parts and equipment, and superior results.
At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we know that HVAC and electrical emergencies can happen when you least expect it, including outside of standard business hours. That’s why we offer our customers round-the-clock emergency service to repair any major HVAC or electrical issue.
The United States Fire Administration reports over one million house fires each year. Some of these include injury, and occasionally fatality. While the cause differs from incident to incident (though cooking incidents are the most commonly reported, in case you were curious), there is one important factor that plays into all of them. Preparedness.
At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, the only thing more important than impeccable service is your safety! Being prepared in the event of a fire is critical to your safety. Early warning has the potential to save lives and stress! Are your smoke alarms ready and equipped to sound the alarm in the event of a fire?
There aren’t really specific dates or time frames in mind here, but we’ll get to the specifics of that alter. Generally, according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), your alarms should be replaced at a maximum of ten years. Anything past that, and you’re definitely playing the luck lottery.
This approximate timespan is put in place because of a few factors, including general mechanical and time wear. Additionally, dust and debris will settle into the sensors of your alarms, and can impede or completely obliterate your alarm’s ability to do its job.
When considering your smoke alarm and fire protection system, you need to be sure you’re covering some important bases. One, regarding your actual installation:
Once you have your fire protection system in place, you must be sure to routinely check your system. This involves testing your alarm system regularly; monthly is ideal. This is why we say ten years is the general time frame. Alarms can simply stop working, or go bad, so keeping up with the health of your system is critical.
The test should be a simple one, as there are buttons designed to specifically perform this function when pressed. Depressing the button and holding it should produce a shrill, loud, and crisp alarm sound. If it is weak, intermittent, or doesn’t sound, then it’s time to replace your alarms.
At Jack Lehr, we carry all of the skill and knowledge needed to ensure your electrical systems and appliances are installed perfectly! When you need a new fire alarm system, we’ll be happy to provide the quick and effective care you need. Contact our team today to learn more, or to set a date for your electrical installation!