Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring Forward...Into Savings & Safety

Clock Tower
Don't forget to spring forward this weekend! Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10.

While you are busy changing your clocks, think about reprogramming your thermostat. Now that it is warming up, you don't need that heat on as much! The recommended setting for your air conditioner this summer is 78 or higher. However, this is that awesome time of year when Memphians can almost go without air conditioning and heating.

The Shelby County Office of Preparedness reminds citizens to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and test them. Also, make sure you have a working ABC fire extinguisher for every floor of your home and one in the garage. Be sure you have a clear path into and out of every room in case quick exit or entry is needed in an emergency.

You may be losing an hour, but think how much you can gain with these easy steps.

2 comments:

Darryl Iorio said...

I'm a little late, but thanks for the heads up! I'm hoping for a good balance in weather, so I can save on power by not having heating and air conditioning on. I know for sure that I'll see a surge once the summer months kick in because I cannot survive the heat and humidity without air conditioning.

-Darryl

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