Does the low battery alarm on your smoke detector always seem to go off in the middle of the night or in the midst of an important presentation? Here’s how to make that disruption a rare occurrence.
Check the battery in your smoke detector at the same time every year.
- If you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving Time
You “gain” an hour when it is time to set your clocks back to standard time so change your smoke detector battery when you change your clocks. In the northern hemisphere, Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, October 30, 2016 across much of Europe and some of Mexico. Sunday, November 6, 2016 is the end of Daylight Saving Time across parts of Canada, the United States (excluding Hawaii and most of Arizona), and some of Mexico.
- If you live where DST is not observed, choose the first day of fall
Numerous countries—as well as individual states and territories within countries that do mark DST—keep standard time instead of changing to Daylight Saving Time. You don’t gain an hour but you can put your time to good use. Check your smoke detector and its battery.
Change the alkaline battery in your smoke detector to an OmniCel Lithium 9 volt battery.
- Here at OmniCel, we don’t just sell batteries; we research, develop, and manufacture them.
- We guarantee fresh, high quality batteries.
- The OmniCel Lithium 9 volt battery lasts up to five times longer than an alkaline battery.
Isn’t it time you replaced your smoke detector battery? Buy one of our 9 volt batteries now.