4 Things Every Homeowner Should Do For Daylight Saving Time

By: Jeffrey & Irene Joseph

4 Things Every Homeowner Should Do For Daylight Saving Time

Tags: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME, HOMEOWNER, WHAT EVERY HOMEOWNER SHOULD DO, GTA REAL ESTATE

Once again, it's that time of year. Daylight Saving Time is approaching, and it's getting darker earlier each day. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7th at 2AM EST, which means you'll have to go back one hour on your clock.
 
Daylight Saving Time provides an excellent opportunity for homeowners to do routine maintenance on their properties. Taking care of these items on Daylight Saving will ensure that you are well-prepared for the upcoming calendar year. Learn how to transition your home into the fall, winter, and beyond by reading on.
 
When Daylight Savings Time Ends, Set Your Clocks Back 1 Hour
This is a no-brainer. With our smartphones, computers, and tablets automatically adjusting the time, it might be easy to forget that you need to set back your home clocks. Switch the clocks on the stove, microwave, and anything else that needs to be manually changed by one entire hour. The next morning, you will thank yourself for avoiding any worry.
 
Do a Battery Change on Your Smoke Alarms
Ever slept quietly through the night only to hear a chirping sound that was both weird and confusing? You stumble out of bed and track down the problem to a dead smoke detector battery. In addition, there is a more essential reason to change out your smoke detector batteries every year: a smoke detector with appropriate battery capacity can detect smoke from a fire and save your life! No one without power can. Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms every year at the end of Daylight Saving Time.
 
Make Sure That Your Furnace and Water Heater Are in Good Working Order
Use the end of Daylight Savings Time as a reminder to schedule annual maintenance on your furnace. If nothing else, swap out the air filter at least once a month, especially with winter just around the corner. Keep an eye out for leaks in your water heater while you're there.
 
Make Sure You Have Enough Supplies in Your Emergency Kit
When Daylight Savings Time ends, it's a good time to go through your emergency supplies and replenish them so you're well prepared for the winter season or any potential storms that may surprise us.
 
 
In addition to monitoring the time, Daylight Saving Time can serve as a reminder to complete other activities around the house. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep now that these responsibilities have been completed! You've worked hard for it.
 
 
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