Turn Back for Security! Five Daylight Saving End Safety Tips from Security Specialists
Well, Daylight Saving Time for 2022 is coming closer to its end. With less than a week left, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, November 6, for most of us when the clock will turn back an hour and we will get one additional hour of sleep. Days will continue to get shorter and the sun will be setting before 6 P.M. in Newark at 5:48 p.m. on Nov. 5. The following day — after Daylight Saving Time concludes — sunset will be more than an hour earlier at 4:47 p.m.
Days will continue to get shorter until Dec. 21 when the winter solstice arrives. In addition to gaining an extra hour of sleep by setting clocks back an hour, the end of Daylight Saving Time provides a great opportunity to update the safety and security conditions around your home, including:
- Replacing all the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You should also replace any smoke detector that is older than ten years and any CO detectors that are older than five.
- Checking and recharging your fire extinguishers!
- Avoiding using portable and fixed space heaters, as heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
- Checking electric cords for damage and not overloading electrical outlets or power strips
- Only using light bulbs that match the recommended wattage for each lamp
We at Security Specialists Want You and Your Family to Stay Safe and Secure In Your Home!