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Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 4
As cooler temperatures roll in, so do shorter days and longer nights. Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. local time. At that time you should set your clocks and watches back to 1 a.m., if they don't do so themselves.
Cooler Temperature Tips
Fall is a great time to winterize your home. Follow some of these tips to gear up for those cooler temps:
- Hire a qualified professional to clean and inspect your furnace or boiler.
- Change your furnace filters once a month during heating season, or consider switching to a permanent filter.
- Check for colder air near doors and windows. Get a draft guard, weather stripping or caulk to fill any gaps.
- Run your fans in reverse. A clockwise rotation will circulate warmer air pooled near the ceiling back into your living space.
- Turn down your thermostat. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends wintertime temperature settings of 68°F during the day, and 60°F to 65°F at night.
Longer Nights Call for Brighter Lights
More dark hours present an increased need for security and visibility around your home. Did you know, Entergy offers security lighting to its customers for a low monthly fee? That's right, for a low monthly fee, Entergy installs, maintains and makes repairs and replacements to outdoor security lights installed on Entergy poles that illuminate customer residences and/or businesses.
If you're an Entergy customer and are interested in taking advantage of this service, visit our security lighting website for more information.
Don't Wait, Check the Date
In addition to these preparation tips, the National Safety Council suggests that dates of time change are good dates to address indoor safety, such as replacing batteries in smoke detectors and covering your home emergency plans with family. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years and carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every five years, but batteries for both should be replaced every year.