April 17, 2018
Hard-wired smoke and CO detectors are a safer and more reliable alternative to the basic, battery-operated detectors.
But how much will it cost you to install them?
Well, in the Denver area, it costs anywhere from $150 to $250+ to install 1 hardwired smoke or carbon monoxide detector.
That said, the overall cost of your particular project will depend on:
We’ll dive deeper into those 4 cost factors below.
The more advanced features your smoke and/or CO detector has, the more expensive the overall project.
Today’s detectors come with many hi-tech features, including:
Our suggestion: Try to stick to the same brand and model when it comes to choosing detectors. This ensures that the detectors will be compatible with each other, allowing for interconnection (when detector are wired together so that when one detectors is alarmed, they all go off).
The more detectors you need installed in your home, the more expensive the overall project.
So how do you know how many you need installed in your home? Well, this all depends on the size of your home, the amount of bedrooms and the amount of floors your home has. It also depends on local codes.
For example, the state of Colorado and the city and county of Denver require that:
The more difficulties your electrician/contractor encounters, the more time and labor you end up paying for at the end of the day.
Some “difficulties” that can end up raising the installation cost include:
The more experienced and qualified the electrician, the more they typically charge.
That’s because, with a high-quality electrician, you’re paying for a job done right the first time, which ultimately saves you money in the long run.
But you’re also paying for peace of mind. When you choose a higher-priced electrician who’s experienced and knowledgeable, you can rest assured knowing that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will work when you and your family need it most.
Bottom line: Don’t be turned off by higher installation prices.
Instead, vet high-priced electricians carefully. Make sure that you ultimately choose an electrician who:
For your convenience, you can request an appointment in one of two ways: