Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday at 2 a.m. Set your clocks forward an hour. Learn more about Daylight Saving Time.
Two-thirds of deaths from fires occur in homes without working smoke detectors. Research shows that the main reason why some people die in fires and some don’t is that the people who survived had working smoke detectors.
Also, about 183 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to malfunctioning appliances like furnaces and fireplaces. CO gas is colorless and odorless. People who are being poisoned usually don’t know it.
These detectors save lives, but only if they work.
When you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, you should also check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replacing dead batteries could save lives.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins on the second Sunday in March at 2 a.m. Advancing our clocks an hour helps line up the daylight hours with the times of day when most people are awake and busy.
Part of the goal of DST is to save energy by encouraging people to be outside during these warmer months rather than inside and using lights and TVs and other energy-sucking appliances.
Research has yet to show conclusively that DST actually saves a noteworthy amount of energy. However, two studies show that DST reduces automobile crashes significantly, saving lives and money every year, which was an unexpected benefit.
If you live in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the parts of Arizona that are not the Navajo Reservation, you don’t have to worry about changing your clocks. Those places don’t observe Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time ends on the second Sunday in November at 2 a.m. The rest of the year is called Standard Time.
Learn more about Daylight Saving Time and don’t forget to change your clocks this weekend.