If your home has outdoor lighting or fixtures that use electricity to run you probably have to remember to go out and switch them on at night and back off in the morning. This can not only be hard to remember but can also end up wasting energy as well. If you forget to turn off the lights and fixtures in the morning they can run all day long unnecessarily. If you want a better way to control these types of lighting and fixtures you can have an electrician come out and install a time clock. The system is similar to the one that is used to tell your sprinklers when to turn on and for how long. The same can be done for outdoor lights, fixtures, pool equipment, fountains and whatever else you have that uses electricity. The great thing is that once it is installed and set up you don’t have to worry about it and your lights will come on when you want and off when you want on a schedule. It will save you time and end up saving on the cost of energy as well as extend the life of the lights and the fixtures too. Now that you know this is a great option you should know more about the two types of time clocks that are generally used.
Burley Electrical Services Explains the Differences Between Mechanical & Electronic Time Clocks
What is a Mechanical Time Switch Clock: If you want a standard mechanical time clock installed on your home this is a great option. The clock is usually a large dial that is going to have each day of the week spelled out so that you can set a time for each of them or all of them depending in what you want. The dial is fixed to a specific day and the time is set for an amount of time or specific time of day that you want the switch to turn on. This is an easy way to set a clock that will run when you want but if it is bumped, a small amount it can adjust the entire setting which you will then have to fix. You can go out and reset the clock or call an electrician to come out and do it for you.
What is an Electronic Time Clock System: An electronic time clock is much more sophisticated and can be a little more difficult to set. It is usually digital and will come with instructions based on the brand and model that is installed at your home. The great thing about an electronic time clock is that once you are able to get it set up just right, it will be able to track the time and adjust for daylight savings as well. There is not too many readjustments that will have to be done. If you are not able to figure out the settings, the electrician that did that installation should be able to come out and help you get it set up right.