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Change Your Batteries Once per Year to Keep Them Working Properly

We've all heard the stories.  You're sleeping comfortably until you're rudely awaken by a smoke detector blaring at 3 a.m. to let you know its batteries are dead.  You can avoid that awful, heart-pounding experience by proactively changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once per year.

The end of Daylight Savings Time is often considered a good time to complete this task.  When you're changing all the clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time on Nov 4, 2018, don't stop there.  Take a few extra minutes to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well.  This simple maintenance will give you peace of mind in knowing that the detectors are up and running to do what they do best - alert you in the case of an emergency.

Of course, if your detectors are more than 5 years old, you should consider replacing them to ensure your family is protected.

Taking a few extra minutes once per year will keep you and your family safe, and it is an easy thing to do.  You don't need to hire an electrical contractor, like Mesa Electric, to do the job properly.

If the time change isn't a good time for you to do the annual battery change, you might consider these memorable dates and schedule it into your calendar:

  • The 4th of July - keep the fireworks outside

  • Thanksgiving - ensure your visitors are safe and your celebrations will go uninterrupted

  • New Years Day - a great way to start the New Year off right


Changing the batteries in detectors is a simple job that can save lives.  If you have questions about detectors or any electrical issues, Mesa Electric is here to help. 


We serve residents and builders in Colorado's Elbert, Douglas, and El Paso counties. 

Give us a call at 303-648-3307.

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