Chirping from a smoke detector can indicate a low battery or a problem with the power supply. Other issues may involve damage to or an obstruction in the smoke detector. More »

Hard-wired smoke detectors also contain batteries as a backup plan. A battery ensures the alarm still functions even in the event of a power outage. The alarms beep or chirp if the battery is low to alert users to replac... More »

In most cases chirping hard-wired smoke alarms can be stopped by pressing and holding the reset button. Wait a few minutes to see if the chirping stops. If it does not, try cleaning any dust out of the alarm with a compr... More »

Kidde smoke alarms make a few different sounds: loud continuous alarms, periodic chirping and consistent chirping. The loud alarm typically indicates combustion. However, false alarms occasionally cause this noise. More »

Some reasons for a chirping smoke alarm that has a new battery include dust and debris, temperature fluctuations and the possibility that the silent button is malfunctioning. The smoke alarm may also chirp if it is at th... More »

When a carbon monoxide alarm makes a chirping noise, typically consisting of beeps every 30 seconds or so, the batteries in the device are low on power. The homeowner should change the batteries immediately. Renters shou... More »

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Replacing a smoke detector's battery is crucial to a family's safety. After locating the smoke detectors and determining how often the battery needs to be changed, read the instructions, remove the back cover, remove the... More »