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Spring Forward – Change your Clocks & Batteries

On Sunday, March 13, Daylight Savings Time will begin in Illinois.

As you walk through your home Saturday night, setting your clocks ahead 1 hour, don’t forget about your battery operated safety items in your home.

Set your Clocks & Replace your Batteries

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives, IF they’re powered on with a fresh battery.  The safety experts recommend replacing all batteries twice a year.

The programmable/digital thermostat is the most often forgotten device when it comes to replacing batteries.

All digital and programmable thermostats require batteries that hold your settings during power outages.  With Spring around the corner and the possibilities of high winds and storms it’s best to replace your existing batteries with a fresh set.  When your batteries start to become weak, the thermostat usually gives a “low battery” warning about a month before it goes out but not all homeowners notice.  Before you place a service call because your furnace or air conditioner isn’t running properly… change the batteries in your t-stat.  Drained batteries will cause a weak connection between the thermostat and furnace/air conditioner causing the units to not run properly.  Changing your batteries in the Spring and Fall can save you money on that Service Call.

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