Daylight Savings Time!

Happy Daylight Savings Time! Sunday November 3, 2019 is time to “Fall Back.” With daylight savings time, make it a habit to take care of a few things around the house. Every six months or so, double check your smoke detectors to ensure they are in mint condition and inspect dryer. These low maintenance items not only help to keep your home safe, but it allows your home to operate more efficiently.

Dryer Vent

Dryer ducts can be a huge fire hazard. That is why you should learn how to properly clean them twice a year. A dryer duct filled with lint and debris will also not work as well as it should. This video shows all the steps and equipment you need to do so

  • Unplug the dryer.
  • Detach the dryer hose from the wall.
  • Vacuum out the hose & exterior vent.
  • Reattach the hose.

Smoke Detectors

  • Test devices at least once a month using the test button.
  • Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the alarm and knows how to respond. (example: accessible escape route)
  • Replace all devices when they are 10 years old.
  • Replace the device immediately if it doesn’t respond properly when tested.
  • For devices with batteries, replace the batteries at least once a year.

Mahoney Alarms works to remind everyone of the simple, life-saving habit of changing batteries and testing devices when changing the clocks for daylight saving time. What battery do you need? has provided us with a list of commonly used batteries and a convenient link to order online. Along with changing batteries, consider getting an inspection done on your alarm system. It is important to test all devices to ensure they are in good, operating condition and to make sure they are transmitting proper signals to our in-house central monitoring station.

Does the time change spark your interest in home automation? Consider the Virtual Keypad App.

  • Arm & disarm your system in an instant.
  • Check your cameras.
  • Automate your lights, door locks & thermostats.
  • Change user codes (good idea when using babysitters, caretakers, or housekeepers)
  • See history of events.

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