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Comparing Heat Detectors and Smoke Detectors

When you have a fire alarm installed in your home, it is likely a combination of two important systems: a heat detector and a smoke detector. Both of these systems do a good job protecting your home. However, they do a great job when paired together as part of a home’s fire alarm system.

A smoke detector responds only when smoke or soot is in the area. Smoke detectors will sound at the slightest bit of smoke, even from a burning piece of food. This makes them somewhat unreliable, at times.

A heat detector is an alarm monitoring system designed to sound when the temperature around the smoke detector has risen above a certain level. Typically, this only occurs when a large fire is present, and the area around the smoke detector is extremely hot. Heat detectors tend to be more reliable than smoke detectors because the temperature required to trip the alarm must be very high.

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