Daylight Savings Time ends for 2011 at 0200 hours this Sunday. Don’t forget to set your clocks back by one hour before going to sleep Saturday night.
If you haven’t changed the batteries in your smoke detectors recently, now would be a good time. Did you know that most manufacturers recommend replacing smoke detectors after ten years? How old are yours?
Don’t forget those carbon monoxide (CO) alarms either. The heating season is here, and the danger from a build-up of CO is increasing. It’s colorless, odorless, and deadly. Now is the time to check your CO alarms and change their batteries. You DO have CO alarms, don’t you?
Finally, even if you have hard wired alarms, check them for batteries. Many people are unaware that most hard wired alarms also have a 9v backup which needs to be replaced.