Those 7:30 a.m. commutes have been pretty dark lately, but that's going to change. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend– officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Remember, you’ll “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour. Many electronic devices automatically adjust when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.
When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, it’s also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure device are in working order. The Golden Valley Fire Department offers these smoke detector tips:
- Buy and install smoke detectors. They can alert you to a fire in time for you to escape.
- Place smoke detectors in central locations on every level of your home, in every bedroom, and in the hall outside your bedrooms.
- Don't place a smoke detector too close to the kitchen. Cooking can trigger a false alarm.
- Change batteries in your detectors when you change your clocks in spring and fall.
- Keep your detectors free of dust and cobwebs.
- Do not paint your smoke detector (it renders it useless).
- Vacuum your smoke alarms once a month, keeping clear of dust and cobwebs, to ensure its sensitivity.
Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Savings Time.
It begins again on March 10, 2013.