Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as you spring forward this weekend
March 10th 2021: MADISON (WLUK) — It’s long been recommended that you change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clocks at the beginning or end of daylight saving time.
But this year, Wisconsin Emergency Management recommends you go one step further and press the test button on your alarms as you spring forward this weekend.
“As we’ve been spending more time in our homes this past year, it’s more important than ever to take the opportunity this weekend to replace your batteries and hit the test button on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors,” WEM administrator Darrel Williams said in a news release.
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