NEW YORK — It's that time again, so set your clocks before turning in Saturday night.
Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning, and citywide officials were reminding residents to change the time on their clocks to stay on top of schedules.
Starting at 2 a.m., the adage "spring forward" kicks in and watches, clocks, and any other timepiece should be set one hour later.
That means potentially losing an extra hour of sleep as 8 a.m. will now be 9 a.m. on Sunday, so plan accordingly.
Many digital devices connected to the internet are automatically updated, but make sure to check the settings on your computer or cellular phone to see that it accounts for Daylight Saving Time and adjusts by itself.
The FDNY recommends using daylight savings as a reminder to change out batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms as well. Two-thirds of all fires in homes occur with no functional smoke alarms, the National Fire Protection Association noted, adding that when alarms were present but didn't go off, it's most commonly because of missing or dead batteries.
"A few seconds could save your home or business," wrote Councilman Jumaane D. Williams in a reminder to constituents. "Please take the few extra seconds to make sure you are protected from the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide."