Switch to Daylight Saving comes Sunday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - We make the switch to Daylight Saving Time this weekend.

    The switch comes at 2 Sunday morning when clocks will spring forward one hour.

    It's also a good time to switch out batteries in smoke alarms.

    Capital City Fire Rescue provides the following information on that.

    • Smoke alarms that have non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.

    • Smoke alarms with any other type of battery need a new battery at least once a year. If that alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.

    • When replacing a battery, follow the manufacturer’s list of batteries on the back of the alarm or manufacturer’s instructions. The manufacturer’s instructions are specific to the batteries (brand and model) that must be used. The smoke alarm may not work properly if a different kind of battery is used.

    • When you replace your smoke alarm, use a marker to write the date it was installed as a visual reminder so you know just how old the device is for replacement in the future.

     

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