OGDEN -- Along with changing clocks tonight, the Ogden Fire Department reminds people to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
In a news release, the department recommends having a smoke and carbon monoxide detector outside each sleeping area with at least one smoke detector on each level of the home. Smoke detectors older than 10 years should be replaced with a new one; the same for carbon monoxide detectors more than seven years old.
The city sells carbon monoxide detectors to city residents at a discounted price of $10. People interested in buying one should go to the cashier's desk in the second floor of the municipal building at 2549 Washington Blvd.
The department also suggests regular cleanings for both types of detectors. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to get dust and cobwebs out, and test the detectors every month.