Change your clock and change your batteries! It’s just about time of year for the clocks to drop back one hour for Daylight Saving Time on November 6th. This twice annual activity is the perfect reminder for household safety checks. Honestly, it would be so easy to forget these safety checks if I didn’t remember to do it when I change the clocks 2x per year!
We’ve partnered with Energizer to support their Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program, where Energizer encourages us all to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when we change your clocks. Love this program! This routine and simple life-saving habit truly makes a difference in keeping families safe in their own homes. I know it seems like a house fire might never happen to you, but sadly it really can happen to you or someone you love with devastating consequences. Home fires have touched close to my heart more than once. My Aunt’s home burned to the ground when I was a child and just a few years ago a good friend of mine tragically lost both his children in a home fire. So please please please remember to Change Your Clock and Change your Batteries on those smoke alarms this year on November 6th. Thanks to all the modern tech in homes today, we’ve also go a list of other household devices that you can double check to see if they also might need a battery refresh.
Change Your Clock and Change your Batteries
Do you change your batteries when you change your clocks? This is a mantra that has been drilled into me and one I’m drilling into my own children — and that I remind other people about too!
We use this opportunity to change both the smoke alarm batteries and the carbon monoxide detector batteries too.
Did you know that the National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries??? This compelling stat is one more reminder on why we must change those batteries in all our smoke alarms to keep our families safe at home.
Other Household Devices to Check for Working Batteries
I know I seriously would NEVER remember to check my batteries until it was too late if it weren’t for this semi-annual reminder to change batteries when we change the clocks. This time of year is also an ideal time to check all of these other home devices to for working batteries and refresh if needed. In today’s high tech and modern world, our home security and safety has moved beyond just the needs of the smoke alarm too since so many items we rely on need to be powered up.
- smart thermostat
- home surveillance cameras
- door lock management device
- bedside flashlights
- portable charger
- home security system
Energizer provides smart energy for smart devices with a variety of battery sizes and products that can power all our connected home devices — and keep them STILL GOING whenever we need them.
Note: Thanks to Energizer for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.