Battery for your Smoke Detector – $1.49
Carbon Monoxide Detector – $29.99
Being awaken by either and living to tell the story…..PRICELESS !!
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.
BEING SAFE IS NOT EXPENSIVE!!
Amanda’s Law: Under Amanda’s Law, homes built before January 1, 2008, are permitted to have battery-powered CO alarms, while homes built after this date are required to have the alarms hard-wired into the building. Previously, only homes built or bought after July 30, 2002 were required to have these devices installed. Additionally, Amanda’s Law will require contractors in New York State to install a CO alarm when replacing a hot water tank or furnace if the home is not equipped with an alarm.
On average, about 170 people in the United States die every year from CO produced by non-automotive consumer products. These products include malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters; engine-powered equipment such as portable generators; fireplaces; and charcoal that is burned in homes and other enclosed areas.
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