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​Consumer Alert: Daylight Savings Time

Commissioner Miller is offering consumers tips to keep themselves and their homes safe as we enter daylight savings time. Daylight savings time started this Sunday and extends through November.

Because clocks have been pushed an hour ahead, it is darker during the morning commute. This means that kids waiting at bus stops may be less visible, so it is important to have headlights turned on and be aware of your surroundings.

Additionally, daylight savings time is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Homeowners often receive discounts on their homeowners insurance for having smoke detectors installed.

As the weather gets warmer, many homeowners will begin spring cleaning, working in the yard, etc. This is a good time to examine your property for any hazards that could increase the risk on your homeowners insurance policy, like damaged steps or walkways.

For more information, visit our Homeowners Insurance page.