Roscoe scores again today with another winner. He writes: “These lithium smoke detector batteries are guaranteed to last 10 years in a smoke detector. They’re $7 or $8 at Ace Hardware, but they’re well worth it, and they’ll quickly pay for themselves. The cost is especially worth it in detectors that are hard to reach or those near bedrooms that
might will start chirping in the middle of the night.”
This is an awesome idea, and I’m totally gonna pick some up this week. I’ve been in my current house two years now, and I’m just starting to see all the batteries go bad one by one, waking me up with that infernal chirping. And some of them are indeed hard to reach.
Roscoe’s right, you can generally find these locally. But if you’d like to pick some up online, they’re available in the same price range from a ton of retailers.
By the way, does anyone else hear that bit from Gross Pointe Blank every time you someone says “10 years?”