Time Change, An Opportunity for Water and Energy Savings
LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2018) – Ready or not, Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reminds customers to “fall back” by turning their clocks back an hour and resetting sprinkler timers as well as programmable thermostats.
Forgetting to reset your timer-based thermostat may mean your air conditioner or heaters will come on an hour earlier than you intended for them to turn on. Similarly, forgetting to reset sprinklers means you’ll end up watering your lawn an hour earlier than planned.
The City of Los Angeles’s Water Conservation Ordinance restricts outdoor watering to three days a week, based on address, before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Customers should note the change in time and adjust their sprinkler timers accordingly.
Another easy update is an LED swap. Many residents have used LADWP’s free LEDs for efficiency updates inside, but LEDs are also a great option for outdoor lighting.
LADWP also recommends that customers take the opportunity to change out batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
For more tips on easy ways to conserve, and information on the Department’s many water and energy conservation programs and rebates, visit www.ladwp.com.