Sunday marks Daylight Saving Time, and fire officials say it's a good time to check the batteries in your home's smoke detectors.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday at 2 a.m. Clocks will move back one hour.
Fire officials encourage residents to check their smoke detector monthly and change the batteries at least twice a year, or when the detector makes the “chirping” noise, indicating a low battery. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) also recommends that residences should have one smoke detector per floor and one in each sleeping area.
Additionally, homeowners should check the manufacturer’s dates on their detectors. It's recommended to replace them if they are over 10 years old.
A national survey conducted by the NFPA shows that nine out of 10 Americans don’t know how often smoke alarms need to be replaced.