Daylight Saving Time Fall 2016

Daylight savings time is again coming and everyone knows that in the fall, we fall back. Some look forward to the extra hour of sleep falling back brings each year. The extra hour is gained since the time change happens overnight, meaning 2:00 a.m. becomes 1:00 a.m.

For 2016, this day will be at 2:01 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th. Since 1918 most  Americans have been changing their clocks back and forward depending on the time of year. Arizona is the only state in the Continental United States that does not all participate in Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Daylight Savings time, until 2007, came prior to the end of October, since then, it has changed to begin on the first 2nd Sunday of March and end on the first Sunday of November. This change came with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which extended the length of DST making it last 65% of the year to reduce energy consumption. This law was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007 and was the first change in DST in over 20 years.

Fire Departments across the country recommend using daylight savings time to change the batteries in your home smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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