Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday and as you make that mental note to change the clocks back an hour, you should also remember to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Batteries should be replaced in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year, unless the alarms have sealed, 10-year batteries.
They should also be tested once a month to make sure they’re working properly. So if you’ve recently changed the batteries, still give those alarms a test.
Working alarms should be on every level of your home, especially if you have children. They can buy your family valuable time to escape from a fire or dangerous level of carbon monoxide.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 at night and 7 in the morning, when most people are asleep.