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Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks


Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, for most of the country. This “spring-forward” on the clock entails setting your clocks ahead by one hour and marks the beginning of having more daylight in the evening hours and less in the morning. Daylight Saving Time will continue until the first weekend in November.

As you adjust your clocks this weekend, remember to also change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Safety experts recommend checking the batteries twice a year, making the biannual time change a convenient reminder. This year, 16 Georgians have lost their lives in residential fires, emphasizing the critical importance of functional smoke alarms.

The U.S. Fire Administration states that smoke alarms often fail due to missing, dead, or disconnected batteries. The State Department of Health recommends replacing the batteries at least once a year. Conventional smoke detectors typically have a cover that hinges or lifts off. To access the battery, twist the cover counterclockwise. When replacing the battery, ensure it is properly oriented before closing the cover. Taking these simple steps during the time change can contribute to the safety and well-being of your household.


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