Daylight Saving Time is also a Great Safety ReminderBy Home Security Source Nov 6, 2010 | 8:15:00 amPosted in: Home
The old saying: Spring forward; fall back, is an easy way to remember which way to set your clocks when Daylight Saving Time changes. As we settle into fall, we will turn our clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 a.m.. The bad news is if you forget to do it, you will miss out on an extra hour of sleep. The good news is when we change our clocks it can also serve as a special reminder to check smoke alarms to help keep our homes safe.
As we are entering the cooler fall and winter months, most of us will turn to furnaces, fireplaces and floor heaters to keep us warm. Each of these –not to mention decorative holiday lights – can turn into fire hazards in the home.
Because of that it’s important to have smoke alarms installed in the home, and it’s also important to remember to maintain the batteries in them. What good is a smoke detector with dead batteries? Use the Daylight Saving Time change as a reminder to replace and test all of the batteries in the smoke alarms throughout your home. It will give you peace of mind as you enjoy the change in seasons – and that extra hour of sleep.
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