Turn back clocks and change smoke detector batteries

November 6, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 2 p.m. Nov. 6, 2010

Prepare to fall back: daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Set clocks back one hour before bedtime and plan ahead.

The time change offers a bonus: another hour of shuteye.

Now is also a good opportunity to change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Eastside Fire & Rescue reminded Issaquah, Sammamish and other area residents to change batteries before bedtime.

The daylight-saving schedule changed a result of the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. The change is designed to provide more light during summertime hours and help save energy.

In the meantime, rest up: daylight-saving time starts again March 13.

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