It's almost that time again...don't forget to change your clocks!
3 Apr3 Apr 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
Back 1 hour
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, 3 April 2016, 3:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, 3 April 2016, 2:00:00 AM local standard time instead
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 3 Apr 2016 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
Also called Fall Back and winter time.
It's also this time of year that fire departments recommend that you change your smoke alarm batteries.
The local hardware stores are promoting batteries by their registers so pick some up and change them...please!
I have this additional info (on the advice of a former fire safety officer).
If your smoke alarm is one of the older ionization alarms it's best to change it for one of the photo electric ones. The ionization alarms only last for 10 years (i stayed at an apartment in Perth and the alarm was 22 years old!!!). The photo electric ones respond quicker.
Beware of cheap smoke alarm purchases at the local Bunnings stores. On their shelves they only have very few of the older ionization alarms (the rest are all photo electric) BUT on the promo section at the front of the store they are selling alarms for $10...right by the register where you pay. DO NOT BUY THEM...these are the older slower responding alarms.....spend a few Dollars more and get a photo electric one.
If you need any help choosing one just ask.