Change Smoke-Detector Batteries

By John Focht

Daylight Savings Time ended this past weekend and with it ended what little remaining daylight we still had for after work daylight.  The days are now shorter, and our heating bills are now higher.

With the end of Daylight Savings you should also be using this time as a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Your smoke-detector batteries should be changed twice per year.  Make a habit of changing them with the Daylight Savings schedule – once in the spring and once in the fall.

Getting yourself into the mindset of changing smoke-detector batteries with the changing of the clocks will ensure you always have charged batteries in your smoke-detectors if in the unfortunate event you need them to work.