Which Smoke Detector is Right For Your RV?

smoke alarm fire alarm rv fire safety fire detector typesHow many times have you gone over to the smoke alarm and ripped out the battery in frustration? Some are so touchy, that you can’t even cook a meal without it going off over and over again. Not only is this annoying, but it can be unsafe. It can be unsafe because you may not remember to go put the battery back in when you’re done, or you may be so frustrated with it that you actually just choose to leave it out. What you may not know, is that there is more than one kind of smoke alarm for you to choose from, and you may not have the one best suited to your needs. There is one kind that reacts to the particles of smoke in the air, and then there are ones that respond to the broken beam of light that is created by smoke in the air. They are called ionization, and photoelectric, respectively, and then there are also smoke alarms that are a combination of the two. If you are using an ionization type detector in your RV, you may be getting frustrated with the constant false alarms. This happens due to the small cabin size, and relatively poor ventilation of most RV’s. We’ve found this website very helpful in learning more about each type and in helping determine which type will work best for you.  Of course you can always come shop our parts store and we’ll be happy to help you!  The parts shop is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm.  




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