The end of daylight saving time has arrived, which means an extra hour of sleep Nov. 3 and some dark evenings moving forward.
The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m. Sunday, when it becomes 1 a.m.
When turning your clocks back an hour Saturday night, residents are encouraged to also change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Take safety one step further with the following tips from First Alert:
- Equip your home with the recommended number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, which would be every level of your home as well as within, or near, every bedroom
- Install the latest in safety technology, of which First Alert recommends their 10-year CO and Smoke Alarm
- Test your unit every month to ensure it is in working order
- Replace your carbon monoxide alarm every 5-7 years, unless equipped with a 10-year sealed battery
- Replace your smoke alarm every 10 years
- Individuals who are unsure how old their units are should have them replaced
- Make a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year