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Don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Newer model smoke detectors have batteries that last up to 10 years, but you should at least test them every 6 months.

Posted: Mar 13, 2021 11:27 PM

(WKTV) - Daylight saving time is this weekend. The time when we spring ahead and lose an hour of sleep.

It’s also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors, as well as your carbon monoxide detectors.

Newer model smoke detectors have batteries that last up to 10 years, but you should at least test them every 6 months.

This simple act only takes a few minutes and can save the lives of you and everyone in your home.

"Smoke alarms are very effective,” says Daryl Bournat, the vice-chair of the FASNY fire prevention committee. “They pick up the smaller traces of smoke and are going to alert you, especially if you're sleeping at night. The earlier you can be alerted to it the more time you're going to have to get out of the house."

So, lose a little less sleep when you go to bed Saturday night and make sure you change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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