Daylight Saving Time = Change your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Well, it's here. Daylight Saving Time, that experiment in early rising which we can no longer blame on our farmer forefathers, is coming to an end. Until next year...

On Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 2 a.m., we will all travel back in time one hour, meaning (Yes!) you get to sleep in and yes (Groan), it will be dark when you go home from work for what seems ever.

Much like nineties comedians (though decidedly less welcome), Daylight Saving Time is a gift from our Canadian neighbors to the North, who first tried out seasonal time shifting in 1908. The United States didn't start it up until 1918.

The reasoning has always been related to saving energy, but that has mainly been debunked.

For those of us who do, Daylight Saving Time -- often incorrectly referred to as "Daylight Savings Time" -- ends on the first Sunday in November and starts on the second Sunday of March.

That means, this Sunday, we'll head right back into the Darkness.

In any case; change your Batteries (Smoke Alarms, Flashlights, etc). Test your Security Systems, and prepare for Winter in Washington State

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If you need assistance or, you need a Fire/Security System: Please call Olympic Security & Communications Systems at 800-540-SAFE (7233). We are your local (Washington State), Low Voltage Electrical Provider - keeping families and businesses safe for over 20 years.