Daylight Saving Time ends and clocks will “fall back” an hour this weekend, giving us the feeling of an extra hour in the morning. For most of the country, daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, meaning shorter days and darker evening commutes are ahead.
While you’re setting your clocks back an hour this weekend, be sure to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
According to safety experts, a good rule of thumb is to check on the batteries twice a year: when daylight saving time begins and ends.
If you’re unsure about your smoke alarm placement or need assistance, call your local fire department.