Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Checklist
The weekend most Canadians spring forward one hour is also the ideal time to tackle seasonal safety projects. A lot of the routine maintenance on your home and car should be done twice a year, so what better time to start checking items off your "to-do" list?
Around the house
- Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and test both devices to make sure they are in working order. Tip: Don't toss batteries: there may still be...read more.
- Check your furnace's filter and replace it if it is clogged or dirty. Your furnace filter should be cleaned or replaced at least every two months during the heating season.
- Clear all your gear away from the furnace. Access to your furnace, and the area around it, should be clear of obstructions no matter what the season.
- Clean gutters and downspouts to remove debris that may have accumulated during the winter. If clogged, spring showers can wreck havoc and possibly cause leaks.
Around the car
- Do not remove your car safety kit! Keep it in your car for the whole year. You never know when you might need that flashlight or those jumper cables.
- Change your wiper blades. They should be replaced every six months.
- A change of season equals a change of oil. This will help to ensure your car operates at peak efficiency.
- Your car's belts and hoses have dealt with extreme cold, snow, salt and sand in the last few months. Get them checked to make sure everything is connected properly and running smoothly.
Source - Kanetix