Eastern Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00am on Sunday March 12, 2017.
Instead of changing your batteries, you should change your smoke detector. Install a sealed-in lithium battery detector. These new style detector batteries last 10 years and do not require changing the battery. Maryland Law requires homeowners to replace their older-style removable battery detectors with the new sealed-in detectors by January 1, 2018. For more information about this law, click here and here.
Smoke detectors do save lives.
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
- Test your smoke alarms every month.
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside, call 911 and stay outside.
- Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years
Watch a short, entertaining video produced by VFIS (our insurance broker) about changing the batteries.