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Daylight Savings Time

It's that time of the year again: Daylight Saving Time (DST). Time to set your clocks ahead and spring forward one hour. DST officially begins this Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m. and will last until the first Sunday in November.

And while it might take us a couple of weeks to adjust our internal clocks, DST provides extra hours of sunlight in the long run that we could all utilize this spring to keep our households running smoothly. With this in mind, here are a few items to think about as we make the transition into spring:

  • Replace your furnace filter
  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
  • Check your electrical system
  • Check or replace your multi-purpose fire extinguishers
  • Check the light bulbs in all your fixtures
  • Review your emergency escape plan with your family
  • Have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your system
  • Check for roof damage
  • Repair all cracked, broken or uneven driveways and walkways
  • Protect your home from sewer or drain back-up losses
  • Check your water heater
  • Check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture
  • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and replace batteries


DST is also a great time to review your long-term mortgage strategy. Take advantage of that extra sunlight. If you have questions about your mortgage, the Home Buyer's Tax Credit which is about to expire, or someone you know is in need of home financing, please don't hesitate to give us a call.



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Comment balloon 12 commentsJohn Cannata • March 12 2010 11:15AM



Good way to remember to do those important tasks.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTORĀ®, Broker about 9 years ago

John,  That's a fantastic list - I'll give it to my husband

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 9 years ago

Thank you Richard and Karen.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

John - I can't believe it's already that time again, I definitely prefer "Fall Back."

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 9 years ago

Michelle - I prefer Spring forward because the days going to get longer. It depresses me when its dark at 5 pm.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

John ~ ugh...I'm gonna loose an hour of sleep.  Bummer!

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) about 9 years ago

From the desk of David Dee,

John, great suggestions. I actually preferred DST as it gets darker later. It allow for showing when there is no eletricity in some homes.

Posted by David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang (RMX REALTY) about 9 years ago

Dawn - The great part about DST is that the sun is out longer. This allows you more time for yardwork, BBQ, or listening to the kids play outside. :-)

Good point David. I completely agree.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

good advice and tips John!  Any advice for sleep adjusting??

Posted by Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, (Home Star Staging) about 9 years ago

I wish there were some easy tips on sleeping Karen. Although it is easier to sleep in now that its darker longer.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

That's quite a list there, John, and I already lost an's a good list of things to do now I just need to do them =)

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 9 years ago

You still have time Teral... you're only 3 days behind. :-)

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago