How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Thermostat

Spring is almost here, and with it comes the start of Daylight Saving Time. On March 10th, you’ll dutifully set all your clocks ahead one hour. But will you remember to reset your thermostat? There are a number of ways Daylight Saving Time impacts your HVAC system, without your even realizing it.

First of all, if you have a programmable thermostat, you need to change its time settings.
And when Daylight Saving Time begins, it’s  an ideal time to change your thermostat’s batteries. You’ve probably heard the rule of thumb to change your smoke detector’s batteries once a year, at the same time you set your clocks ahead. Well, your thermostat battery should also be changed once a year. So to make sure you remember, do it along with your smoke detector, at the start of Daylight Saving Time.

To learn more about how Daylight Saving Time affects your HVAC system, contact us at JMD Corporation/Jackson Heating and Air. Our goal is to help educate our customers  about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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