Daylight saving ends this weekend in Spokane, Wash. At exactly 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, the 2013 daylight saving ends for local residents. As reported by KING 5 late Tuesday (Oct. 29), this isn't just a time to set the clocks back an hour, but also to change the batteries in those smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
While this is the time of year where everyone gets excited about an extra hour of sleep, it is also a great time to make sure that your house is going to be as safe as possible for the next year. Using this date as a reminder to check the batteries every year is a good tip to avoid forgetting the process. It's also the perfect time to make sure that flashlight batteries around the house still work as well.
The main reason that everyone is about to "fall back" an hour is to make sure there is more daylight during the day. It's an interesting concept that was put in to play many years ago, beginning with a "spring forward" in March or April to help conserve energy and then the inevitable reset of the clocks when winter is just around the corner.
Now that daylight saving ends this year, it is time to plan ahead for resetting those clocks late Saturday night (Nov. 2). The last thing anyone wants to do is wake up too early for a commitment only to find out later that you missed out on that extra hour of sleep.
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