Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries! #StillGoing

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Energizer.

It’s a scary statistic, but the National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Batteries!!! A super simple and affordable fix that you probably even have extras of floating around in a junk drawer. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check both your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

For 29 years, Energizer brand has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to keep families safe through the Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program. Every fall, Energizer works to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time.change-your-clock

Change The Clock, Change The Batteries

As part of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program, on November 6, Energizer  is encouraging everyone to use the extra hour you get when setting your clocks back to take a lifesaving action and change your batteries– in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, along with all of your home safety devices.pexels-photoDoing this every year is a simple, life-saving habit than can keep you and your family safe in your home. It’s is also a good time to check your smart thermostat, home surveillance cameras, door lock management device, bedside flashlights, portable chargers or home security system for working batteries.

Remember all of our amazing smart devices that keep us safe, secure and comfortable at home are only as good as the batteries that power them.

Help me and Energizer by using social media to help spread the word and remind friends and family to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, along with all of their connected home devices on November 6. Follow Energizer on Facebook to get tips and information about home and fire safety during October.


  1. Tamra Phelps says

    I try to remember to do this. We try to keep batteries around, but it seems the type you need is always the one you just don’t have!

  2. Karen Glatt says

    My batteries started beeping and I changed them. I need to check my batteries more and make sure my smoke detectors are working. So important!

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