It is that time again to set your clocks forward an hour. Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.
Public safety officials recommend making a few other quick changes around your home:
Smoke/CO detectors: Change the batteries for your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Batteries: Be sure to recycle old batteries by putting them in a plastic bag and setting them on top of your recycling cart on trash day. Better yet, consider using rechargeable batteries.
Test and replace: Test your smoke detectors monthly to make sure they work. According to FEMA, smoke detectors last about eight to 10 years. Check the unit for a purchase date.
Timers: Adjust the automatic timers controlling lights inside and outside your home. If you are not already doing so, consider putting lights on timers so your home looks occupied. A house sitting dark is…