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Where should I install smoke alarms?

It is important to place smoke alarms correctly.

  • Place alarms on the ceiling or 6 to 12 inches below the ceiling on the wall.
  • Place alarms away from registers or air vents.
  • Avoid areas with high airflow or dead air space (often at the top of a peaked roof).

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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