3 ways to prepare your home for the end of daylight saving season

3 ways to prepare your home for the end of daylight saving season

November 02, 2021

It's that time of year again: shorter days, longer nights and cooler weather. Here's how to prepare yourself for the time change while keeping your home cozy and energy costs down.

  1. Stick to your schedule. It’s tempting to want to stay up later or change your routine since you’re “gaining an hour”. But staying up later than usual will not only make you feel groggy, it could also increase your energy bill- especially if you fall asleep unexpectedly with the lights or TV on in the background.
  1. Don’t forget home maintenance. The change in season is the ideal time to check your furnace and water heater, along with the batteries in your smoke detector and home security system. Being proactive is key to preventing costly emergencies and maintaining the security of your home.
  1. Work smarter, not harder. You might think it’s a no brainer to manually turn lights on and off or open and close the blinds at the start and end of each day. But smart home technology is now a more accessible, affordable option that can simplify your life and help you save on your energy bill. This also gives you more control over how your home operates, like putting your lights on a schedule. You can even use smart home devices that learn your routines via artificial intelligence (AI), so that the lights turn off when you’re away, and the blinds adjust based on the temperature or time of day. The Z-Wave controller iblinds uses acts as a hub for all your smart home devices and even syncs up with the time change, so there is no need to manually reprogram your blinds.

If you’re ready to put your home to work for you and save on energy costs this daylight saving season, it's time to upgrade your window blinds.


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