Daylight Savings Time is here and whether you agree with its benefits or not, come 2 am Sunday, it will officially become 3am Sunday. Of course we don’t expect anyone to actually stay up to make the change at that exact time! Doing so before bed or when you wake up, which ever way is easier for you to deal with losing an hour, is just fine.
There are also 3 things that you should also do at this time of year on this date: Test, Change and Maintain.
Test your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and even your house security systems. Better to know NOW that they are properly working for you than to find out AFTER an emergency happens that they were not functioning properly.
Change the batteries in ALL the alarms. Yes, there may be good life left in them, but you want these systems to always have the best life they can have so they can protect you. You don’t have to toss the old batteries, just use those on other things that don’t require ladders and chairs or screwdrivers to change them out.
Maintain your fire extinguishers. This is a good time to make sure they are within easy reach and that everyone in your home knows where they are and how to use them.