STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – Is it time for you to replace your smoke detectors? If it’s older than 10 years old you might need to.

Newer smoke detectors come with a ten-year sealed battery that guarantees reliability for a decade. The Sturbridge Fire department recommends them for this reason.

According to the Sturbridge Fire Department, they regularly get calls for smoke alarms only to discover the problem isn’t a fire but a defective smoke alarm.