Home Care Library
NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Smoke Detectors are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Smoke Detectors.
Check your manufacturer's recommendations, but the battery in most smoke detectors should
be replaced once per year, even where the smoke detector is wired in and the battery acts only as a back-up power supply.
Health & Safety
Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
The benefits of this task are high, in that it helps to ensure the safe operation of your smoke detectors for protecting you and your home.
The cost of this task is low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and once you have done it once, the the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required, but you will need to have purchased the appropriate size batteries for your units.