Time to Set Your Clocks Back 1 Hour

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011 by zach

Daylight SavingTime ends on Sunday, November 6 this year.

With fall upon us, it is time set your clocks back 1 hour this weekend. It is also a good time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, too.

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives by alerting you to a fire or CO buildup. They can’t do their job if the batteries aren’t working Protect your family by replacing smoke and CO alarm batteries at least once each year.

In addition to changing batteries every year, it is recommended consumers test their alarms monthly. Place smoke alarms on every level of the home, outside sleeping areas, and inside each bedroom. About two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes with either no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that don’t work.

CO alarms should be installed on each level of the home and outside sleeping areas. CO alarms should not be installed in attics or basements unless they include a sleeping area. Combination smoke and CO alarms are available to consumers.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that consumers cannot see or smell. To protect against CO poisoning, schedule an annual professional inspection of all fuel-burning appliances, including furnaces and chimneys by a certified Heating Contractor.

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