Remember, Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 4th at 2am, so before you go to bed Saturday night, move your clocks back 1 hour.
One added benefit of our seasonal clock changing, is that it can serve as a friendly reminder to take care of some other important tasks around the house which should be done at least twice each year
Remember to change the timer for your landscape lighting.
You will be coming home to darkness around your landscape if you forget this when changing the other clocks.
Replace the battery in your smoke detector & carbon monoxide detector:
We have all heard this one before, because it is so important and easy to do, so please take the few minutes needed to test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries.
Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans:
In the Fall, switch the direction of your fan to clockwise which will help pull down the warm air that gets trapped near the ceiling.
Clean the fireplace:
Do you plan to use your fireplace this winter? It is a good time to wipe down the walls and clean out the ash. Maybe consider calling in a chimney sweep to inspect the chimney and clean the flue so you are ahead of the game for winter.
Change your filters:
Replace the filters in your heater and air conditioner. Also, consider scheduling a service and maintenance on your system. Like your car, regular maintenance of your hvac system will help it run better and last longer.
Flip your mattress:
Do this every time you change the clocks to promote even wear.