Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday

By the Office of Employee Wellness

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins this Sunday.  DST is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by setting the clocks forward one hour during the longer days of summer.

Tips on how to prepare:

  • Reset your clocks forward one hour Saturday night before going to bed.
  • Children may have difficulty during bedtime and wake up time, so try to keep routines the same.

Many fire departments encourage people to change the battery in their smoke/carbon dioxide detector when they change their clocks because it provides for a convenient reminder.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed by Congress and then signed into law by President George W. Bush on Aug. 8, 2005.

Under this law, DST begins three weeks earlier than previously, on the second Sunday in March. DST is extended by one week to the first Sunday in November.

The new start and stop period began in March 2007.

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5 Responses

  1. Bill Sunday, March 9, 2014 / 2:45 am

    Considering a majority of work forces are in operation between the hours of 7 a.m. through 6 p.m., including state and federal offices, several factors come into play; electricity savings, productivity levels of the workers during daylight hours, and cost savings via accident reduction on the job and in commuters not being on the road during hours of darkness. In the end, it’s focused on saving resources, money being at the top of the list.

  2. Donald Gehring Friday, March 7, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    A study showed that most Americans like DST because they have more time in the evening to do things. Why not switch to it and stay there? That way we don’t have to worry about all the changes that happen twice a year going back and forth.

  3. E. Abel Friday, March 7, 2014 / 6:57 am

    It may have something to do with accommodating farmers to take advantage of the longer hours during the Spring/Summer. Before automation came along

  4. Linda Hagen Thursday, March 6, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    Why can’t they leave it alone? The older I get, the harder it is to adjust.

  5. Ana DeLaMelena Thursday, March 6, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    I guess I will need to turn on the lights when I wake up due to DST. That is, until summer starts in June.

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