Florida building code change requires 10-year battery smoke alarms

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A new law requires 10-year batteries in smoke alarms for all new and existing Florida homes.

January 14, 2015

Beginning Jan. 1, Florida’s building code requires homeowners to install a 10-year, sealed battery smoke alarm in new homes and in existing homes when replacing outdated or non-functioning alarms. The alarms can be used instead of using hard-wired models, which should save homeowners money.

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