Daylight Saving Time: Change Your Thermostat Clock
This Sunday, March 11th, is the start of Daylight Saving Time. We’ll miss an hour of sleep, but we will also gain an extra hour of daylight in York and Durham. As you adjust all the clocks in your home, don’t forget to change the clock on your thermostat if it has one.
While the time change won’t make a big difference in some thermostats, it can in others, especially programmable thermostats. For instance, if you’ve set the temperature to rise a few degrees just before you wake up in the morning, you’ll notice a cooler temperature if it doesn’t turn on until an hour later, especially on chilly March mornings. You may also be chilly for a while if you walk into your home after work and your thermostat hasn’t turned on as it should. Change the time on your thermostat to an hour ahead, and everyone in your family will stay comfortable. If you have a newer, smart thermostat, it will most likely update the time on its own.
Spring Daylight Saving is also a good time to check on a few other things around your house:
Change Batteries in Your Thermostat: Most digital thermostats have one or two triple A batteries. If the battery expires in your thermostat while you are away, your HVAC system will not turn on.
Change Your Filters: Check your furnace and AC filters and if they’re dirty, wash or change them. This will make your furnace more efficient for the rest of this year’s chilly days, and your air conditioning will be closer to being ready for warm weather (after an HVAC inspection, of course!).
Change Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors: Now is as good of a time as ever to make sure smoke alarms are working.
Change Batteries or Purchase Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Always make sure everyone in the house is in earshot of one of these in case of a CO leak in your home.
Call Unionville Heating and Air Conditioning For Spring Maintenance!
If you would like to discuss the best kind of programmable thermostat for your home, or you just want your HVAC system checked by a knowledgeable HVAC technician this spring, give us a call. We will clean and tune-up your air conditioning system to make sure it’s ready for the warmer weather ahead. Call us at 905-479-1290