Daylight Savings time ends on Sunday, and Ready Wisconsin is encouraging people to use the extra time on their hands to check carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms in your home. Ready Wisconsin says as the winter months move in, carbon monoxide detectors are a critical tool to let you know if a furnace or other device is leaking the deadly gas into your home. In 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 321 emergency department visits and 28 hospitalizations due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Ready Wisconsin says that carbon monoxide detectors should be tested monthly, batteries replaced every year, and the units themselves replaced every five years. You can find out more by visiting readywisconsin.wi.gov.

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