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Fall Back Into the Habit of Securing Your Home and Family

November 06, 2010

The first Sunday in November marks the end of Daylight Savings Time. So, on Sunday, November 7, at 2 a.m., your clocks should FALL back one hour.

Fall Back This SundayKnow what that means?

We get an extra hour of sleep this weekend!

Know what else it signifies? Something perhaps more important than sleep, if there is such a thing?

This is the time of year that fire officials remind us to “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Battery.”

This is a great opportunity to check, change and test the batteries in the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home.

Some fire departments even offer free batteries; check with your local station to see if they do.

Change Battery on your Smoke AlarmA smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide detector should be placed on each level on your home and outside every bedroom. There are combination units available out there as well.

But installation is only half the battle. Each unit must get new batteries once to twice a year and must be tested to ensure peak performance.

“Properly working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save lives by alerting you to a fire or to poisonous carbon monoxide in your home,” said Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “In order to work properly, alarms need fresh batteries at least once every year.”

Change your clocks, change your batteries. It’s a simple, life-saving habit that you should adapt.

Bet you’ll enjoy your sleep even more once you have.

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[...] monoxide detectors on every level of your home and smoke alarms on each floor and outside bedrooms. Check that they are working and change the batteries twice a year. Replace smoke alarms every 10 years [...]

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