Time change is reminder to change clocks, batteries

November 1, 2013

NEW — 12:50 p.m. Nov. 1, 2013

Prepare to fall back as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 3.

Set clocks one hour behind before bedtime and plan accordingly. Many computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices make the adjustment automatically.

The time change also serves as a reminder to change smoke alarm batteries. Local public safety experts recommend changing batteries at least once a year and testing smoke detectors monthly. Most battery-powered smoke detectors chirp as the battery weakens.

The daylight saving time period lasts until March.