Clocks Go Ahead One Hour as DST Starts on Saturday Night
It's that time of year again - time to welcome Daylight Saving Time. We'll set our clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night before bed.
Why do we move our clocks forward and back? DST was first used by the Germans in World War I to save energy by providing more manufacturing time during daylight hours. America first implemented DST during WWII, but its use wasn't formalized until our standard time zones were established in 1966.
Some are saying its time for Daylight Saving Time to be abolished as its promoted benefits of energy savings are dubious. Critics say while light usage may decrease during the summer months when the clocks are adjusted, the increase of air-conditioning use in the past four decades has cancelled out any energy savings.
Love it or hate it, make sure you move your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed. It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms too.