Home checklist: Time to spring ahead into Daylight Saving Time

Published: Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am

It’s time again to spring ahead. Reset your clocks – or you’ll be late tomorrow.

Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed. We’ll be on daylight time until Nov. 2, when we “fall back” to standard time.

•  Use this seasonal reminder to check household safety products. Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and other safety systems. Install a carbon monoxide monitor if you haven’t already.

• To save energy and improve indoor air quality, change the filters in your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Most systems recommend monthly filter changes; others require changing every 90 days or six months. To help keep track, write the date on the filter before you install it – and another note on the calendar.

• Sunday also marks a change to the city of Sacramento’s spring/summer schedule of water days. Due to drought conditions, residents will be allowed to irrigate their gardens and wash cars on only two days a week, determined by address. Even-numbered addresses may use outdoor water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Odd-numbered addresses are limited to Tuesdays and Saturdays as water days.

– Debbie Arrington

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