do incents set off fire alarms?


i just bought some because i like the smell but now im sitting in my room with my windows open because im afraid its going to set off my alarm. does it?

Written by Dontxstop in Hobbies & Crafts


Better Answer

Smoke alarms work on various principles, but they're all designed to sense smoke and/or heat. The real question is whether your particular incense in your particular room will produce concentrated enough smoke that your smoke detector will alarm.

What does your alarm do if it senses smoke? If it just makes a noise, light some incense and try it. Worst case, you get to open a window and wait for the alarm to stop. If you think it sets off the alarms in the whole building, then don't.

Do you have any trouble with false alarms from the shower or burnt stuff in the oven? That would be another good clue as to how much it takes to set yours off.

For a smoke-free solution, try an oil diffuser. You set the incense in oil. Some versions have space for a candle burning underneath. That way you can get the smell, without the smoke.

Written by Dvortygirl


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it could..depends on how sensitive it is... lets think about it... fire alarm sensors are made to sense smoke... the stuff that is coming off the insense sure looks like smoke.. hmmmmmmm

Written by Flash

no but do not fill the room with them as the smell will be to much.

Written by Darlingdragonfly

Smoke alarms work on various principles, but they're all designed to sense smoke and/or heat. The real question is whether your particular incense in your particular room will produce concentrated enough smoke that your smoke detector will alarm.

What does your alarm do if it senses smoke? If it just makes a noise, light some incense and try it. Worst case, you get to open a window and wait for the alarm to stop. If you think it sets off the alarms in the whole building, then don't.

Do you have any trouble with false alarms from the shower or burnt stuff in the oven? That would be another good clue as to how much it takes to set yours off.

For a smoke-free solution, try an oil diffuser. You set the incense in oil. Some versions have space for a candle burning underneath. That way you can get the smell, without the smoke.

Written by Dvortygirl