Sunday clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m.
Peterborough Fire Services advises residents to use the opportunity to install new batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Fire Chief, Chris Snetsinger “Twice a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks on March 12, Peterborough Fire Services wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms.”
It’s the law to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. For added protection, it is recommended to also install smoke alarms inside all bedrooms. Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.