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ClockThe semi-annual switch between standard time and daylight savings time is coming soon.  Standardized time was instituted so train schedules would be consistent between communities.  Later, daylight savings time was adopted in most states (and throughout the world) so there would be less daylight in the early morning hours when people are sleeping, and more daylight at the end of the day.  Daylight savings time may also reduce energy consumption, although that advantage has been reduced because people work variable hours.

Switching between standard time and daylight savings time has become complex because of all the devices that use clocks:

  1. ClockOf course, ordinary clocks need to be adjusted.
  2. Watches may need to be adjusted.
  3. The internal clock in automatic thermostats may need to be reset manually.
  4. "Atomic clocks" set themselves if a signal is available.  Some of these devices take many hours to update.
  5. Printers, fax machines, routers, gaming devices, etc. may need their internal clocks reset.
  6. Woman using a computerAlmost every internet-connected device has an internal clock.  Many computers and network-connected devices (including cell phones and GPS-connected systems) reset their internal clocks automatically.  However, automatic adjustment can be overridden.  If you have overridden any daylight savings time settings, you will have to set the devices manually.
  7. Although cable televisions boxes usually reset their internal clocks, you may have to manually reset televisions, DVD players, etc.
  8. Coffee MakerKitchen appliances may have internal clocks.  If you have devices like an automatic coffee maker, make sure it is reset.  Be careful of AM and PM.
  9. Light timers may need to be adjusted.  If you have internet-controlled timers, they may not function properly after the automatic time changes.  Often, disconnecting the electric power and then reconnecting will correct the issue.
  10. If you have medical, life safety, or alarm devices with internal clocks, follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding time changes.
  11. The clock in your car may need to be reset.
  12. For devices outside the home, follow the manufacturer's instructions.

in addition, make sure that carbon-monoxide and smoke detectors batteries are changed according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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This is not intended to be a complete list of clocks that need to be reset when the time switches between standard time and daylight savings time. 

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Heimer Engineering serves the Metro New York area, including New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County), and Upstate New York (Rockland County, Putnam County, and Westchester County).

Heimer Engineering respects your privacy.  Some inspection firms share information with insurance, landscaping, home maintenance, moving, cable, mortgage, and other companies.  Some inspection firms sell their client lists.  These practices are unethical.  You will not receive phone calls or solicitation emails from third parties as a result of providing personal information.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency (fire, building in danger of collapse, facade with loose bricks, debris falling from a building, gas leak, etc.) do not call Heimer Engineering.  If there is a life-threatening emergency or other hazardous condition, call 911.  Emergency situations need to be handled immediately by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, have utilities shut off, and take other steps necessary to preserve life.


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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionInspections are performed only after the client signs a pre-inspection agreement.  The use of this website is governed by our Terms of Use.  This website is made available for informational purposes, and does not represent a professional opinion of your particular situation.

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Heimer Engineering performs home inspections, building inspections, condominium inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York.  We do not perform inspections or recommend Inspectors or Engineers in the areas outside of the State of New York.  We also provide Licensed Professional Engineer consultation services including hurricane and storm damage and damage from adjoining constructionExpert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.

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