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Daylight Saving Time – Means an Important Reminder!

                                                     This post is sponsored. All opinions and viewpoints are my own.

Confession.

Last year when Daylight Saving Time rolled around – I forgot to change the batteries in our smoke detector. I’m lucky I didn’t pay for that mistake by not being alerted to a fire, but I did pay.

Our detector sounds an alarm when the batteries are running out – and ours decided to go off at 3am. We have unusually high ceilings, and the alarm was very near our kiddos room. So to try and keep everyone asleep – I had to carry a huge ladder upstairs to change try and change the batteries.

After searching the house for 20 stressful minutes I found some batteries I thought were new. They weren’t and the alarm started beeping again! Finally I tried another packet and it worked. Until 4am. When another fire safety alarm started beeping in another part of the house! Seriously?!

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I guess it makes sense the batteries lasted about as long as each other, given they were originally installed on the same day. But it was a LONG night – and I learned my lesson! And thankfully the lesson only hurt me in the form of inconvenience and lack of sleep. It could have been so much worse.

Daylight Saving Time = Change the batteries in the smoke detector!

And if you have a Smoke Detector that is more than 10 years old – it’s time to replace it. Your family’s safety isn’t the place to roll the dice. And if you are hoping to avoid that low battery chirping – you might want to look into the smoke alarm we have.

The Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarm, is great because it has some features I typically don’t see. 10-year, sealed-in lithium batteries means I wont be up on that ladder changing the batteries due to chirping anytime soon! And the built in emergency safety light, illuminates a path when the house is dark.

Good stuff.

According to a recent report issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – 3 out of 5 U.S. home fire fatalities occurred in homes with no smoke alarms or no working alarms, mainly due to dead or missing batteries! That is preventable!

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For added protection and no more late-night battery chirps, homeowners can install smoke alarms with 10-year, sealed-in lithium batteries, like Kidde’s Worry-Free alarms. Heck, I’ve even put up additional units as a backup to those wired into the home alarm system.

So, please, when it’s time to Spring Forward this year – check on your Safety Alarms and change those batteries. You wont be sorry you did. And you’ll sleep more soundly knowing you did it.

Literally… and figuratively!

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