November 1st marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and now is the perfect time to update alarm systems and re-visit handy safety preparedness lists.
Here is a brief article on simple safety checks you can do around the home and office.
Some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time:
- There is no “s” on Daylight Saving Time.
- During the eight-month period, the names of each time zone in the U.S. changes, as well. Eastern Standard Time becomes Eastern Daylight Time.
- Daylight Saving Time was instituted during World War I in order to save energy for war production.
- During World War II, the federal government mandated all states to observe the time change.
- In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.
- The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving time by four weeks.
- It’s difficult to determine energy savings during Daylight Saving Time and it is possible that little or no energy is saved.
- Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time.
- In 1996, the European Union standardized European Summer Time, which is their version of Daylight Saving Time.