Do you change the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) when you "Spring Forward" or "Fall Back"?

spiced spiced
In case you're unaware, Daylight Saving time starts today in the US. Yep, it's later than you think.

It's recommended to change the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) twice a year, when Daylight Saving time begins, and when it ends? Do you do this?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes — better safe than sorry.
2  (6%)
I change them twice a year, but not when the time changes
I change them when the device starts beeping at me
21  (68%)
No smoke alarms for me — I like livin' on the edge, baby!
2  (6%)
Other?
6  (19%)
Total votes: 31
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03/10/2013
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I think my brother changes them when they start beeping.
03/10/2013
Jax Jackson Jax Jackson
I've never had to change them myself but when I do have to, it'll probably just be when the beeping starts.
03/10/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
I change it when it beeps at me
03/10/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Sadly, I had to answer "no smoke alarms." My landlords are pretty lazy and haven't repaired my smoke alarms even though they knew they were broken 10 months ago. I know it's illegal for them not to repair them but I just haven't gotten around to threatening any legal action. They also took 5 days to replace my broken fridge, which was grounds for breaking my lease and moving out.
03/10/2013
tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
In case you're unaware, Daylight Saving time starts today in the US. Yep, it's later than you think.

It's recommended to change the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) twice a year, when Daylight Saving time begins, and when it ends? ... More
sure do
03/10/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I wait for the beeping or one year, whichever comes first.
03/10/2013
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I dont know.
03/10/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
In case you're unaware, Daylight Saving time starts today in the US. Yep, it's later than you think.

It's recommended to change the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) twice a year, when Daylight Saving time begins, and when it ends? ... More
We change it but not according to DST.
03/10/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
Only change them when it beeps
03/10/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
In case you're unaware, Daylight Saving time starts today in the US. Yep, it's later than you think.

It's recommended to change the batteries in your smoke alarm(s) twice a year, when Daylight Saving time begins, and when it ends? ... More
nah.
03/10/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nope, since I'm not in charge of them
03/10/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
No, only when it beeps.
03/10/2013
Toy Fiend Toy Fiend
I only change when the damn thing beeps. Most times it is in the middle of the night.
03/10/2013
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
I have a 10 year battery in it as required by law in my state in a rental so it would be quite a waste if money to change it every 6 months.
03/10/2013
hillys hillys
People ususually change them for me, but when they are beeping or its been a while
03/10/2013
hillys hillys
People ususually change them for me, but when they are beeping or its been a while
03/10/2013
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I don't change the battery in the smoke alarm until it makes that beeping noise.
03/11/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
No, but I probably should, just to many of them.
03/11/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by AwesomeAmanda
I have a 10 year battery in it as required by law in my state in a rental so it would be quite a waste if money to change it every 6 months.
10 year battery? Is that a regular alkaline battery, or lithium — or something else??

I love the idea of a battery that lasts 10 years!

I'm like most folks; I just wait until it starts beeping. As Toy Fiend said, WAY too often that's in the middle of the fricking night.
03/11/2013
Total posts: 20
Unique posters: 18