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Daylight Savings Time Ends

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Updated: Monday, October 10, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

Daylight Savings time officially ends early on Sunday, Nov.6th. It's time to turn the clocks back one(1) hour. This is also a perfect time to send a message out to all your restaurants reminding them to adjust their clocks and perform a few other housekeeping items, such as:

- Adjust time clocks for all interior/exterior lighting

- Change times for exterior signage on/off times (time clocks)

- Clean photocell lenses for exterior building and parking lot lights

- Check for burned out light bulbs in all exterior fixtures as it will be darker earlier

- Change programmable thermostat settings for proper times and temperatures

- Adjust irrigation controls to proper time and ensure they are properly winterized for the cold season, where geographically applicable

- Change times for the security systems, i.e., burglar, fire, and CCTV

- Adjust POS time setting if not done automatically

- Have roof drains cleaned out as they be be clogged from fall storms

- Check all exterior door sweeps for good conditions. Replace as needed.

- Ensure HVAC/R fall PM's have been completed or are scheduled

On your personal residence, now is a good time for:

- Change batteries in all smoke/CO2 detectors

- Change filter on ac/heating unit

- Clean out dryer vent

- Clean refrigerator coil

- Check windows for drafts, caulk where necessary

- Check all exterior door sweeps to ensure they are in good condition

- In the northern, colder climates, unhook all exterior hoses from their spigots

- Hope and pray for a mild winter

What did I miss? Always looking for feedback.

Dove and out.


Tags:  adjusting time clocks  CO2 detectors  Daylight savings time  smoke alarms 

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