(Farmington) Daylight savings time begins Sunday and the American Red Cross reminds you to turn your clocks forward one hour and test your smoke alarms.
Working smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half.
The Red Cross suggests you install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside and outside bedrooms and sleeping areas.
Test alarms monthly and replace the batteries at least once a year if your model requires it.
Replace smoke alarms that are 10 years or older.
That is because the sensor becomes less sensitive over time.
Check the date of your smoke alarms and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.