At 2 a.m. this Sunday, time will change. Specifically, we will revert to Daylight Savings Time, losing an hour of sleep on one night to gain many hours of light from now through early November.
This is not just about moving the small hand forward by one digit, however. It is about saving energy. We should use the opportunity afforded by the change to examine how to cut down on our own energy consumption.
It is also an opportune time to check the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and to make certain that portable fire extinguishers are in working order – and that everyone at home knows how to work them.