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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.

Most internet connected devices (computers, routers, Wi-Fi connected devices, cell phones, etc.) work on universal coordinated time (UCT, formally called Greenwich Meant Time, or GMT). The displayed time on the device is UCT adjusted by an offset. For example, Eastern Standard time (EST) is UCT plus 5 hours, while Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is UCT plus 4 hours. UCT is not adjusted seasonally.

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

  1. ClockOrdinary clocks need to be adjusted.
  2. Watches may need to be adjusted. If the watch has a dial, it probably needs 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. You may need to remove and then reinstall the battery to reset an "atomic clock".
  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 displayed time 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. You may have to set the week daylight savings time starts and ends on internet-connected devices such as routers and Wi-Fi access points.
  8. Although cable televisions boxes usually reset their internal clocks, you may have to manually reset televisions, DVD players, etc.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. If you have medical, life safety, or alarm devices with internal clocks, follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding time changes.
  12. The clock in your car may need to be reset.
  13. Some internet connected devices (such as light timers) have issues with schedules that start before midnight and end after midnight. When these devices are switched between standard time to daylight saving time, they malfunction.
  14. For devices outside the home, follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Make sure that carbon-monoxide and smoke detectors batteries are changed according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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This is not a complete list of clocks and timers that need to be reset when the time switches between standard time and daylight savings time. Watch for signs that time-dependent devices are not functioning properly.

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The Licensed Engineers of Heimer Engineering℠ substantially adhere to the InterNACHI® Code of Ethics, to Subpart 197-4 of the State of New York Code of Ethics and Regulations for Home Inspectors, and to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE®) Code of Ethics. All State of New York Licensed Engineers are also bound by New York State Education Law Article 145.

The Licensed Engineers of Heimer Engineering℠ substantially adhere to the InterNACHI® Standards of Practice and the ASHI® Standards of Practice. In the event of a  conflict, the Licensed Engineers of Heimer Engineering℠ use Engineering judgment to decide what standard or Engineering principle takes precedence.

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