We’ve got a time change coming up in the United States. Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday, March 9, which is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Most of the U.S. follows DST, but there are a few exceptions. These states and territories do not observe DST:
- States - Hawaii, most of Arizona
- Territories - American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday at 2 a.m. Set your clocks forward an hour. Learn more about Daylight Saving Time.
Two-thirds of deaths from fires occur in homes without working smoke detectors. Research shows that the main reason why some people die in fires and some don’t is that the people who survived had working smoke detectors.
Also, about 183 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to malfunctioning appliances like furnaces and fireplaces. CO gas is colorless and odorless. People who are being poisoned usually don’t know it.
These detectors save lives, but only if they work.
When you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, you should also check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replacing dead batteries could save lives.