We are trying to find a smoke detector for the upstairs that wont go
off from steam or humidity caused by my family members who take hot
showers. After hot showers when they open the bathroom to hall door
to leave, ther exiting steam/humidity trips the smoke detector. Have
tried multiple brands but all seems to do it. Ideas?
Unfortunately your going to run head long into a brick wall with this one.
The photo/ionic models are going to fog, then alarm. Anything else is going
to cost a fortune.
You do not mention if this is a powered system, or stand alone battery. That
will make a big difference in what you can replace it with.
So in the short term. Teach the family about windows or the bath fan.
Failing that lower the water temp.
Move the detector to another acceptable location. There is more than one
place to put detectors. Now days the code requires detectors in every
bedroom, the cooking area(s) and one between the cooking area and the
bedrooms. That is how mine are installed. Because of the entry framing in my
bedroom I have two.
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