Fall is coming!! Have you tested your smoke detectors?? Keep yourself and your family safe!

Smoke detectors typically have a recommended battery replacement schedule. It's common to change the batteries in your smoke detectors:

Twice a Year: It's a good practice to change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year. Many people do this when they adjust their clocks for daylight saving time.

When the Low Battery Warning Beeps: Smoke detectors usually emit a chirping sound when the battery is low. When you hear this, replace the battery promptly.

Annually: If you prefer a specific date, you can choose a specific day each year to replace the batteries in all your smoke detectors.

Follow Manufacturer's Instructions: Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for your specific smoke detector model. They may have specific recommendations.

Additionally, it's important to regularly test your smoke detectors to ensure they are functioning correctly. Press the test button on the detector to make sure the alarm sounds. Replace any detectors that do not respond properly, even if the batteries are new.

Remember that smoke detectors are a critical safety feature in your home, so it's better to be proactive about battery changes to ensure they work when needed.