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How many smoke alarms should I have in my home?

 


Kidde recommends a minimum of one smoke alarm per floor, and one per bedroom or sleeping area, so for a typical 3-bedroom home on two levels we would recommend at least 5 working smoke alarms. Alarms can be sensitive to cooking smoke and heat from a kitchen and steam from a bathroom. Consider installing alarms away from these rooms if possible to avoid potential nuisance alarms.