Fun Facts: Daylight Savings Time (DST)

Fun Facts: Daylight Savings Time (DST)

This Sunday, November 6th the time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., thanks to Daylight Saving Time (DST). Unless you are stuck in the Flintstones era, then you don’t have to worry about changing the time yourself. Our smartphones, tablets, and computers will all update automatically.

Why Daylight Savings?

It’s always nice to have an extra hour of sleep, however falling back an hour means the sun will be setting very early. Why does Daylight Savings Time exist? Here are some fun facts about the time change:

  1. Benjamin Franklin was the first to submit the idea of DST in 1784
  2. Not all countries observe DST, including China and Japan
  3. DST was conceived to decrease electricity usage by prolonging the morning hours
  4. Hawaii and Arizona do not participate in DST

We recommend using the bi-annual time change as a reminder to make necessary updates to some household items. For example, it would be a good time to revisit the batteries found in your smoke/carbon dioxide detectors, vacuum your refrigerator coils, and test your water heater’s pressure relief valve.

It’s also good to make sure you review your insurance┬ápolicies on a few times a year, to make sure you have the appropriate coverages. CWI Underwriters has a team of licensed professionals that can help you discover any gaps in coverage you may have and offer you viable solutions to them. Give us a call today!