Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Dennis - Batteries lose power as temperature drops. Your home is coolest in the middle of the night, so that's when borderline-charged batteries tip into that red zone.

Apr 29, 2017 08:47 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Thank you for the question on smoke detector annoyance levels.

1) you are at your sleepiest & most uncoordinated

2) you've used a cheap battery & what do you expect

I'd like to add a funny story if I might making the Q&A section a learning experience that it is.

Smoke detector chirping in listing, I take it down & it is really hard to get off the wall & unplugged. Older system from 90's maybe with electrical backup. Finally get it out & throw it in the car. Calling customers & it's still chirping in my car but I can't get the battery out for nothing. Get home & get the 'Mighty Mo' screwdriver out & litterally bash that 9 volt out of that smoke detector!  Get this:  keeps chirping even with the battery removed for a good 30 seconds like it's possessed!

Apr 29, 2017 09:45 AM
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Poltergeist's Law. 3:)

Apr 29, 2017 09:37 AM
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Alan May
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smoke detectors are nocturnal?

Apr 29, 2017 09:14 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
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Seriously! Always! And last time it was when my husband was away, and he had just changed the batteries a few weeks earlier....-Kasey

Apr 29, 2017 08:14 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Haaa... so you can get out of bed and replace the battery right away.

Apr 29, 2017 02:43 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I do not know.  I just know that they do.  I posted years about about a long night I had because I could not get the sound to stop even after shutting down power to my house! 

Apr 29, 2017 08:57 AM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Because they can!  I have 2 dogs, and one of them is super sensitive to that high pitched chirping.  As soon as it goes off just once she starts shivering and has to leave the building.  The other dog could care less.  It just happened yesterday but thankfully it was at 10 pm.

Apr 29, 2017 06:46 PM
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Dennis Swartz It's hard to argue with Dick Greenberg 's answer.

Apr 29, 2017 12:42 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Because they can!  Happy to read Dick Greenberg 's answer.  Ours do not need batteries, they are hardwired.  A

Apr 29, 2017 10:36 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Karma.

Apr 29, 2017 08:35 AM
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Carol Williams
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Murphy's law.

Apr 29, 2017 08:20 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Because they can? They also start the minute you list a vacant home!

Apr 30, 2017 04:47 AM
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Bob Crane
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Thats just when you finally settle down and hear the beep.

Apr 29, 2017 08:44 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Ours go out at around 11 at night just as we are trying to go to sleep. If we fix it then the next night or two another follows.

Apr 29, 2017 05:26 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Just to annoy you & everyone in the house.  

Apr 29, 2017 02:29 PM
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I'm with Carol Williams ..Murphy's law!

Apr 29, 2017 11:30 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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Because you want to sleep of course.

Apr 29, 2017 11:18 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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Why would anyone be offended? Then again some get offended when the wind blows out of the west. It is one of those things that fate brings to keep us on our toes

Apr 29, 2017 10:06 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I had one that was hard-wired and should not have gone out but it chirped away day and night when it felt like it. I actually called the MFG and got the inventor who said it was a defect and he walked me through the remedy

Apr 29, 2017 09:58 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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I know some people who are so annoyed with that "peep peep" sound that they disable the smoke detectors.

Apr 29, 2017 09:15 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I was going to say Murphy's Law, but I think Dick Greenberg has the real answer.

Apr 29, 2017 08:59 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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worse things could happen.... 

Apr 29, 2017 08:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
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The most convenient time for them and most inconvenient for you!

Apr 29, 2017 08:05 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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Because you replaced them at the wrong time of day Dennis Swartz 

Apr 11, 2018 07:24 PM
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Joan Cox
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I would like to know the answer to that too.    

May 02, 2017 04:59 PM
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They have a program for a practice drill to get out of the house while you are sleeping.

 

May 02, 2017 08:27 AM
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And now, the new smoke detectors have no-replaceable batteries to add insult to injury!

May 02, 2017 05:37 AM
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I wish we knew.

May 01, 2017 05:59 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Isn't that Murphy's law?

Apr 30, 2017 12:57 PM
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Lynnea Miller
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We all like the chirping of birds to wake us up.

Apr 30, 2017 11:04 AM
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SERIOUSLY!!!!  Mine went off at 145 this morning.

Apr 30, 2017 09:44 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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To get your attention?

Apr 30, 2017 08:21 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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because they can

Apr 30, 2017 07:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Just a reminder that you should have changed the batteries.

Apr 30, 2017 05:55 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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They don't go out at 3 AM.  It's just that's when they wake you up.

Apr 30, 2017 05:26 AM
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"Because they can" -- no offense.  

Apr 30, 2017 05:08 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Apr 30, 2017 03:43 AM
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Not happened to me.

Apr 30, 2017 03:12 AM
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Dennis Swartz - so that we wake up from our dream sequence...

Apr 29, 2017 11:19 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I never knew what Dick Greenberg mentioned! I always thought you were supposed to store your batteries in the REFRIGERATOR!!!  

I haven't had one go out on me for years - since I started changing out the batteries every 6 months. (knocking on wood!)

Apr 29, 2017 10:31 PM
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In order to make sure we hear them

Apr 29, 2017 09:49 PM
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Murphy's Law

Apr 29, 2017 06:34 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
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It could be that the air in the home is not being "stirred" buy people moving around, and the methane gas rising to the upper layer of air may be stressing the battery.

Apr 29, 2017 09:05 AM
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Sam Shueh
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I have them wired to the house. But the back up will go out every 10-15 years.

Apr 29, 2017 08:54 AM