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Don’t Forget Daylight Savings Time – Change Your Clocks Back 1 Hour!

Photo Credit: Maxine

Photo Credit: Maxine

Don’t forget… Set Your Clocks Back One Hour For Daylight Savings Time!

Change your clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Allowing you to be right on time when your alarm goes off Sunday, November 1, 2015, Morning!

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 Early Spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and lose an hour during the night. Then each Fall we move our clocks back one hour and gain an extra hour (Yeah, insert fist pump).

The phrase “Spring forward, Fall back” helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of Standard Time “Spring forward,” even though Spring doesn’t begin until late March, over a week after the start of Daylight Saving Time. We “Fall back” at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to Standard Time.

The change to Daylight Saving Time ostensibly allows us to use less energy in lighting our homes by taking advantage of the longer and later daylight hours.

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time is four weeks longer since 2007* due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005. The Act extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November, with the hope that it would save 10,000 barrels of oil each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours. Unfortunately, it is exceedingly difficult to determine energy savings from Daylight Saving Time and based on a variety of factors, it is possible that little or no energy is saved by Daylight Saving Time.

What do you think? Do you save energy with the time change. I believe our family tries to use the “big” overhead lights less, using instead lamps for our lighting purposes. We also try to turn off any lights as we leave a room. We turn the heat down when no one will be home. Along with countless other ways to save energy which cut the cost of our utility bills.

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As a reminder change your batteries in your smoke detector and clocks. I change mine each time I set the clocks for Daylight Savings time. This way I know I have dependable batteries in all my important devices. Being the thrifty type of person I am. I save the batteries I have changed out, to replace in toys etc that are not of the level of importance as your smoke detector. Which your family depends upon for safety.

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