Replace your batteries Sunday

Published 5:21 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It’s getting darker and darker around 7 p.m. nowadays, meaning that daylight savings time is coming to an end. Daylight savings time officially ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. 

Make sure to switch you clock backs an hour Saturday to make sure you ensure you don’t miss your Sunday morning plans

The typical perk of the weekend is getting an hour back to do whatever you want. One of the things that you can do with your extra hour is check your smoke alarm.

 Dave Christie of State Farm Insurance Agency and the Georgia Arson Control Board said in a press release that everyone should switch out your smoke alarm batteries on Sunday, Nov. 4. Smoke alarm batteries should be replaced once a year, and changing them on the first day when daylight savings time ends makes it an easy day to remember. 

Christie also recommended changing the batteries in flash lights, weather radios and  safety equipment used for household emergencies on Sunday. According to the National Fire Protection Association, all smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years, so keep track of how long you’ve had certain smoke alarms. 

It’s always good to be prepared, and you’ll have extra time to do these tasks on Sunday.