Spring is in the air...... well we are getting there even if warmer weather is not suppose to be here on a consistent basis until April, but we will have lighter evenings from this weekend as the clocks "spring forward" so sont forget to change your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night.
It is also a good idea to use this day to do some really important things around the house that we tend to forget but can have a big impact on your safety, comfort and cost savings.
Firstly, if you have battery operated fire detectors and carbon monoxide alarms still, please replace the batteries. Even some hard wired devices still have batteries as a backup in case of a power outage so be sure to replace all of those as well. Don't forget to test them after changing the batteries.
Change all your clocks, and replace batteries in those as well. Remember, batteries should not be placed in your garbage but can be disposed of at places like Staples where they have drop off bins.
Change out your furnace filter. It will help keep you warmer while the cold weather still has some life and save on the furnace having to work overtime, prolonging its life expectancy.
One that is often overlooked is changing the direction of your ceiling fan. It needs to draw the cooler air up during warmer weather. It needs to go in an anti clockwise direction and at low speed.
One thing though not house related but a good one to do and often overlooked is changing your window wipers on the car. If they are reasonably new, it is not a bad idea to wipe the edges down with warm water and lemon juice, this removes all the old grease and gunk buildup that has accumulated over the winter.
Flip or turn your mattress it will help with weight distribution and prolong the life of the mattress.
Clear out the medicine cabinet of old and out of date medicines.
Lastly, go to bed earlier than normal on Sunday night otherwise you will feel the difference Monday morning!
Hope this helps.