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Honeywell Helps Homeowners "Fall Back" With Connected Home Features as Daylight Saving Time Ends

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON), 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 take part and prepare for the upcoming change in seasons, smart, connected home technologies will be put to the test, adjusting to the new time and handling the added stress of cooler months. Honeywell's Lyric' platform of connected devices and the Lyric app are built with the homeowner in mind so such changes can be managed easily, without sacrificing time, energy, or comfort.


The Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat

This time of year also serves as a reminder to do a check-up to make sure devices around the home are in top shape. The Honeywell Lyric platform offers a wide variety of features and products to aid in home security, comfort, and automation &endash; from the Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, to the Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector and the Lyric Security and Home Control System &endash; to give homeowners the tools they need to connect and customize their homes.


"We know that the time change can disrupt families' schedules and homes," said Ted Booth, design director, Connected Home, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. "When the clocks turn back an hour this Sunday, smart devices, like the new Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, will adjust to the time change automatically &endash; no need to update any pre-set home heating schedules &endash; all while continuing to save energy thanks to the programmable features of the thermostat."


The home comfort experts at Honeywell want to make sure that homeowners are ready to adjust, with a few seasonal features and tips, including:

  • 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 specific activities, family members, and routines.
  • Gut Check. Like switching out wardrobes for cooler temperatures, make sure to prepare the home's heating system for increased activity by checking and changing whole-house air filters or humidifiers if needed.

Honeywell's family of Lyric products can help make getting home ready for Daylight Saving Time and a new season a smoother process than ever before. 


About Honeywell Home and Building Technologies

Honeywell Home and Building Technologies (HBT) is a global business with more than 44,000 employees worldwide. HBT is a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) and creates products, software and technologies found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million buildings worldwide. We help homeowners stay connected and in control of their comfort, security and energy use. Commercial building owners and occupants use our technologies to ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive. Our advanced metering hardware and software solutions help electricity, gas and water providers supply customers and communities more efficiently. For more news and information on Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, please visit


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