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Time change prompts battery reminder

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:56 am

Lincoln Countians are reminded that with the change to Daylight Saving Time this weekend, they should also change the batteries in their smoke alarms.

The Tennessee Fire Marshall’s Office recommends that for smoke alarms to remain reliable, their batteries should be changed regularly, even hardwired smoke alarms. And the best times to change the batteries are when we “spring forward” and “fall back” for Daylight Saving Time.

Alarms also need to be cleaned regularly, officials noted, adding that while manufacturer’s directions should be followed, a hose attachment on a vacuum cleaner can be used to remove built-up dust.

Officially, Daylight Saving Time actually returns at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, when the hands of time are moved forward one hour to 2 a.m.