CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Don’t forget to change those clocks! At least the good news is you’ll get an extra hour of sleep. 22News is working for you with why its important to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors too.
Before you head to bed tonight, don’t forget to turn your clocks back! At 2 o’clock Sunday morning Daylight Saving Time will be ending as we get ready for standard time. Cell phones tend to update automatically but you might manually have to change your other clocks. As you change your clocks don’t forget to change the batteries in some important life saving equipment. Fire officials like to take this time to remind residents this is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
22News talked to Chicopee Fire Department who told 22News they really should be changed every 6 months, they have sadly seen what happens when they aren’t properly changed. Captain Patrick Halpin, from the Chicopee Fire Department told 22News, “When you don’t its sad its just a simple inexpensive thing to do and when people don’t do it they are not alerted in the middle of the night and we see some very bad outcomes.”
And you can tell when the batteries need to be changed! If they get an intermittent beep like a beep every 30 seconds on the detector that indicates its in need of changing
Daylight Saving Time started in the United States for the sake of conserving energy.
You will notice the difference in daylight Sunday. Sunday’s sunrise will be at 6:30 in the morning and sunset will be at 4:37 in the afternoon.