Change is good…even for clocks and smoke alarm batteries

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am ready for a long winter’s nap.  For the past few weeks, it has been tough for me to roll out of  bed. It’s dark and chilly and I want to stay under the covers where it’s warm! The time change couldn’t arrive at a better time. On this Sunday, November 7, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.

This is the perfect time to change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, too. According to the Comusmer Product Safety Commission, “fire departments responded to an estimated 385,100 residential fires nationwide that resulted in an estimated 2,470 civilian deaths, 12,600 injuries and $6.43 billion in property losses annually, on average, from 2005 through 2007.”  In our neighborhood, we have recent reminders that smoke alarms do save lives.

So as we are changing our clocks, let’s switch out the smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries, too. Then, we can turn in for our long winter’s nap (at least in our minds) knowing that our homes are secured.

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