Smart Home Technology Makes “Falling Back” More Efficient and Comfortable

November 3, 2016

As Daylight Savings Ends, Adjusting to the Time Change and Prepping for a New Season Is Easier Than Ever

Ted Booth, Honeywell Spokesperson

(Minneapolis, MN, Thursday, November 3, 2016) – Honeywell, a leader in connected homes, buildings and utilities, wants to help prepare you and your family for the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST), when the clocks “fall back” one hour at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6. As American homeowners turn back the clocks and prepare for the upcoming change in seasons, smart or connected home technologies will be put to the test, adjusting to the new time and handling the added stress of cooler months. Honeywell’s broad range of connected devices and the Lyric app platform are built with the homeowner in mind so changes to the clock and the onset of winter can be managed easily without sacrificing time, energy or comfort.

This time of year also serves as a reminder to do a home check-up to make sure all devices and home products are in top shape. Connected Home technologies can make homeowners’ lives less complicated and more comfortable. The Honeywell Lyric platform offers a wide variety of features and products to aid in home security, comfort and automation – from the Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, to the Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector and the Lyric Security and Home Control System – to give homeowners the tools they need to customize their homes.

Features to help you and your home adjust to the time and temperatures include:

  • Warmer Wake-Ups. Make sure the thermostat is set to turn on at the right time to get the home ready for earlier, darker and colder wake ups.
  • Set the Scene. Build scenes and shortcuts in the Lyric app to customize the performance of the thermostat to homeowner’s specific lifestyles, family and routine.
  • Gut Check. Like changing out wardrobes for cooler temperatures, make sure to prepare the heating system for increased activity by changing whole-house air filters or humidifiers if needed.

To learn more about how the Lyric family can get American homes ready for the end of Daylight Savings and beyond, visit:


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