It’s time to spring forward on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. Do you know why we have this time change?
Daylight Saving Time
DST gives us 238 days with more daylight. The change of time is supposed to save energy – and it does – a little. A Department of Energy study (from November 2008) shows that we save .5% from electricity used every day during DST.
Did You Know?
- Not all countries have a standard change of time for DST. In Europe, DST occurs on the last Sunday in March. (Canada and the U.S. change time on the second Sunday in March.) DST is not observed near the equator or in most countries in Africa.
- The U.S. DST date changed with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. (Previously from 1987 – 2006, the first Sunday in April denoted the time change.)
Read more about the history of Daylight Saving Time here.
Enjoy the Light
After this long, dreary winter, enjoy the extra light in the evening. Walk your neighborhood and be sure to visit some Sibcy Cline Open Houses!