Daylight Savings Time Fall 2014

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Daylight Savings Time Fall 2014
Daylight Savings TimeThis weekend we'll say goodbye to Daylight Savings Time. The change technically takes place at 2am on Sunday November 2, 2014 but, I imagine many of us will change our clocks before we go to bed Saturday night.

Why Daylight Savings?

We technically do this because Congress told us too in 2005. They made the law a part of the Energy Policy Act. The law went into effect in 2007 stating DST would start on the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November but, the goal behind the law is to save energy. States have the option to opt out but, Arizona is the only state that did.

Does It Really Save Energy?

A recent study done in Indiana shows it has the opposite effect. It shows that while it does conserve on energy from lights it uses more energy for air conditioning. Arizona might be on to something by not participating in DST considering they are one of the hottest states. The debate will continue on whether or not it saves energy and is necessary. Feel free to share your thoughts on whether or not you think it's necessary.


The good news is you'll get an extra hour of sleep but, the bad news is Sunday's sunset will be at 4:54pm and that means on Monday the evening commute will be in the dark. As a reminder when you change your clocks it’s the perfect time to also change the batteries in your smoke detectors. It’s such a simple thing to take care of and it’s important for your safety.

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda, the BEST part is getting an extra hour of sleep!   

Oct 27, 2014 11:38 PM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Amanda,  The good news is the extra hour of sleep but poor Joan Cox, she has all these clocks that it takes her 2 hours to change them.  Ask her!

Oct 27, 2014 11:56 PM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do like it because I get so much more done in the summer daylight hours. I am ready to call it a day at 5pm in the winter.

Oct 27, 2014 11:57 PM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

The extra hour of sleep doesn't matter anymore because I'm such a poor sleeper. I really don't like that it gets dark so early. So depressing when it's dark at 5:00...

Oct 28, 2014 01:05 AM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Amanda: That extra hour of sleep sure sounds good to me. Thanks for the DST reminder.

Oct 28, 2014 01:44 AM #5
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan, I like that too! An extra hour does wonders.

Will, haha! There goes her extra hour of sleep ;)

Debbie, you and me both. I'd much rather be on DST than off. 

Sheila, I agree, it makes me ready to call it a day way earlier than I would in the summer. 

Anita, sounded good to me too!

Oct 28, 2014 03:19 AM #6
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Hard to believe it's "that time" already.....not sure I like or need another hour.

Oct 28, 2014 03:26 AM #7
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Amanda, I really like it. One factor is where in the time zone you reside. In our case we are on the far eastern edge of the Central time zone. In mid summer our sunsets are around 8:15 pm Daylight Savings Time. If it were 7:15, that would be too early! Ok--Sorry way too much thought on this!!

Oct 28, 2014 04:56 AM #8
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Thanks for the reminder Amanda, I personally like the summer hours much better, I feel like I'm not getting enough working hours.

Oct 28, 2014 09:23 AM #9
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Amanda,  I've heard them all:

It helps the farmers so they have more daylight to work.

The kids won't have to go to school in the dark.

The kids won't have to come home from school in the dark.

It is suppose to help save on electrical energy.

I'm sure I missed one somewhere.

I lose the hour resetting all my clocks and changing the fire detector battery.

Therefore I lose and hour in the Fall and another in the Spring.

That's like falling back 2 hours.



Oct 28, 2014 11:41 AM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the reminder, Amanda.  I like the extra hour of sleep, but I would gladly give it up for the extra hour of sun in the evening.

Oct 28, 2014 08:51 PM #11
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Roger, it really is hard to believe, my Grandfather actually reminded me it was this weekend. I had forgotten!

Tom, haha I like your deep thoughts. You're right, it does depend on where you are.

Beth, you and me both!

Larry, LOL! You're right it is like falling back two hours. No thank you!

Gabe, I would too, the longer daylight hours make me more productive.

Oct 29, 2014 12:43 AM #12
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Amanda -- getting up when there is daylight is nice but as you commented those early sunsets makes parts of our job a bit more troublesome.  Oh, that Monday night commute after the time change -- might be a good day to get home earlier than usual.

Oct 29, 2014 01:13 AM #13
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, if I had a 9-5 I'd be asking to head out of work early Monday. It always ends up being a bear of a commute!

Oct 29, 2014 02:01 AM #14
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

When I worked for NOAA in Silver Spring MD, I never like DST, as I always hated driving home after 5 pm in the dark.

Nov 01, 2014 07:45 AM #15
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm glad, we got one more hour in the morning. I feel like day became longer and I can do more with that ''extra' hour:)

Nov 04, 2014 01:43 PM #16
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