Fall Back with Daylight Savings Time

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 3:09pm.

Fall Back with Daylight Savings Time 2015

Get ready to “fall back” this weekend! Daylight Savings Time 2015 comes to an end in Austin on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 am. All around the world, people will enjoy an extra hour of sleep. It is commonly believed that Daylight Savings Time is observed worldwide, but several countries and even two states (Arizona and Hawaii) don’t participate. This phenomenon also occurs on different dates across the world. Daylight Savings Time in the US begins the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. However, most European countries observe Daylight Savings Time between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October.

Although Daylight Savings Time is believed to have been suggested by Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s, it was not widely observed until World War II. Daylights Savings Time was implemented as an energy-saving method during World War II, but whether or not this was successful is still widely debated. Several laws have been passed over the years in an attempt to regulate Daylight Savings Time, but the time change still manages to cause confusion across the world. There are stories of important meetings between governments and other significant events that were botched by time changes.

Thanks to the evolution of “smart” technologies, most people don’t have to worry about manually changing the time on their cell phones, televisions and computers. However, it’s a good idea to check the time on your microwave, oven, and other devices that may not change automatically. Despite the confusion, many people in the United States believe that gaining an additional hour of sleep from Daylight Savings Time gives them more energy and better overall health. Why not use your extra hour to find the Austin home of your dreams? Our expert agents can help you make the most out of your extra time and set up showings of your favorite Austin area homes. Contact us today for more information about Austin real estate.

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