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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries as Daylight Saving Time Ends

Change your Clocks, Change your Batteries as Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 2, 2017

DALLAS – Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday and as you turn back your clocks, Atmos Energy reminds you to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by incomplete combustion of furnaces and other heating appliances, portable generators, fireplaces and automobile engines. Prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide can cause severe side effects and even death.

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide alarms in a central location, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home to provide early warning of CO.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are flu-like and often include headache, sleepiness, weakness, vomiting, dizziness and tightness in the chest. If you or your family experience these symptoms, go outside immediately and call 911 or seek emergency medical attention.

Here are some precautions to help you stay safe. Visit our website for additional carbon monoxide safety tips.

  • Have your natural gas appliances inspected annually by a qualified contractor.
  • Do not use a portable generator or outdoor grill indoors.
  • Keep external exhaust vents clear of snow and ice buildup to allow for adequate ventilation.
  • If your home has been reroofed recently, make sure your vents are free of obstruction.

Media Contact: Emily Black | 972-855-9817

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