I am sure you do not need to be told why. Take a few minutes and change the batteries in yo carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Or better yet buy the new style alarms with a 10 year battery life.
(NEWS10) - Homeowners and landlords may soon have no choice but to swap out their smoke detectors for upgraded 10-year sealed models next time they go to the store. It's thanks to a new New York State law going into effect this year.
The law says that starting April 1, 2019 all businesses must sell smoke detectors that are either a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery or hardwired detector.
The smoke detectors run about $20, but the Red Cross gives them out for free. Volunteers say when they install the detectors that they find the one's being replaced are often old or have missing batteries.
The benefit of these sealed units is that you can’t do that. You can’t accidentally take the battery out and forget to replace it,.
Reenergize for Safety When it comes to safety, there are very few items in your home more important than the smoke and CO detectors. With very little cost and effort you can rest assured knowing that warning systems are in place to let you know when there is trouble. Start by taking a quick tour through your home and noting the types of batteries each detector uses.