Those early morning commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends this weekend—officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Remember, we all “fall back” so set the clocks back one hour before you head to bed. Plus it also means extra sleep. Keep in mind many electronic devices automatically adjust when DST begins or ends.
When you do change your clocks this weekend, the City of Milton and other nearby fire departments recommend replacing the battery in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
“Replacing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors takes only a few minutes and could prove to be life-saving,” said Forsyth County Fire Department Chief Danny Bowman.
In addition to replacing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every six months, the FCFD also recommends testing the detectors at least once a month. The units themselves should be replaced every eight to 10 years.
Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home and near each bedroom, and they should be kept clean and free of dust.
DST begins again on March 10, 2013.