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I love it. I like to stay up late, have time to go out with the family after work, and the more sunlight during the day I have, I feel I accomplish more...even if its just one hour.
dst all year
The only reason I don't like day is my body gets confused about what time is meal time.
We should stay on one time all year -- we're on DST 2/3 of the year already, so why not keep it that way? Let our bodies adjust naturally instead of disrupting them twice a year for no reason.
We should revert back to at least the Julian calander, which was changed to Gregorian a few hundred years ago.
Why don't they just switch the time by 1/2 hour and leave it there?
Judy, I agree. I have been saying - since the 70's that they should change the time - on the 1/2 hr, and LEAVE it alone after that !. MILLIONs could be saved !
I can adapt to any timeframe, but I'm really tired of doing it twice a year. I'm also tired of trying to remember which device I forgot to change; seems like everything has a clock built in now and most of them don't change themselves.
I really like Daylight Saving Time. In January 1974 the 8:25 sunrise did not bother me at all. The hour of Daylight in the morning really serves no purpose. In South Florida it makes it hotter faster. In the evening I could do more with the hour of sunlight. In order to be fair each state should be required to put it to a referendum either Standard or Daylight time. The one that wins should be the year round time. My vote is for Daylight Saving (no S at the end) Time year round.
Do NOT like it! I didn't mind it years ago when it was just for summertime--beginning with Memorial(Decoration)Day and ending with Labor Day,but it is upsetting to have it continue all year.
Do not like it.!! I agree it would be ok from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It lowers productivity in the students in school.
I found it harder to get the kids to bed on DST. They didn't like going to bed when the sun was up. I, personally, like ST. Just my own personal preference.
Day light --It is what it is, no matter where you align your clock. Only human activity changes. I still believe the only people who benefit are golfers...and the farmer still works from sun up to sun down. Stop messing with our natural rhythms!
I fully agree. DST does nothing but cause everyone to make totally unnecessary changes in their routines.
I would prefer if we just stayed on Standard time and didn't spring forward or fall back.
We should be leaving the clocks alone. Our body times gradually adjust to changing light both in the mornings and evenings. The slow change allows an internal adjustment the supports better sleep and waking. Sudden shifts in the clock time shock the body and it takes many people a long, long time to readjust. Many natural health practitioners observe that there appears to be a relationship between the onset of flu season and the changing of the clocks. There is no need to put us all through an added challenge each Fall and Spring. Any savings in electrical use are offset by this extra burden on our bodies.
As a retired electrical engineer, I have decades of experience relative to how energy is used and how to make that use more efficient. I can tell you with certainty that daylight saving time does not save energy, it is in fact, wasting it. It was especially stupid for Congress to expand the period that daylight savings time is in effect because in the early spring and late fall; any energy that may be saved in the evening is offset by extra energy required in the morning.
In the 1930s when daylight savings time began, the majority of electrical use in the average home or building was for lighting, so there was a significant energy savings by shortening the amount of time that lights were needed; however, today only about 10 to 15 percent of electricity is used for lightening. What we have now that we didn’t have in the 1930s is air conditioning, and the energy needed to run an air conditioning system accounts for over half if the electricity use in the average home.
When I leave home for several hours or more in the summer, I turn my thermostat up several degrees to reduce the amount of time the air conditioning system runs while I’m gone, and I am sure that many people do this when they leave to go to work all day. Remember that heat moves from an area of higher temperature (outside in the Summer) to an area of lower temperature (inside in the Summer) at a rate that is equal to the square of the difference in the temperature between the two places, so just a few degrees higher on the thermostat can make a significant difference.
So, now we come home for the evening and turn the thermostat back down to a comfortable level, and because of daylight saving time the air conditioning system has to run harder than it would if we came home an hour closer to sunset. The extra energy used by the air conditioning system in that one hour may very well be more than what it takes to run the lights all day.
A friend in Bodo, Norway, right on the Arctic Circle, shared a news item from Russia last week. Russian government will go to DST year-around. Here in Northeast MN it is already low light at 8 AM and 5 PM. Mid-November to mid-January DST makes little difference in energy consumption or lifestyle.
We should just be on standard time. Time is not saved, the length of the day does not change, and with many kids being driven to school by parents, the last reason for keeping it: 'don't have the kids walking to school in the dark' starts to sound lame.
I hate it but if it HAS to be changed it should be in the winter. That way the sun would be going down closer to the same time year round.
Driving to and from work in the dark stinks
I would just as soon keep Daylight Savings Time permanant, to give the most daylight possible on any given day in the evening, when I am awake and home. I'll "live" with it being dark in the winter months in the mornings for that.
The Amish don't observe Daylight Savings time
now there are some smart people those Amish I feel like I have to go to bed at 7pm because it is so dark
it doesnt matter what we like or what we dont,,,we dont have anything to do with what they decide to do cause they do just what they want to do.i dont like springing forward cause it makes the days longer and hotter in the summer time for us texans and a lot of other ppl,that means higher utility bills,i like to fall back and leave it like that but our opinions do not count and never will,lets face it its what other ppl want not us .
I HAVE ALWAYS SAID AND WILL CONTINUE TO SAY IT.
I don't care whether we use DST. time or MST. just use one or the other and stop this foolish clock change
If we had flexible hours, like farmers, we would start our day earlier in the summer. No need to adjust the clock.
If we could put all the daylight we save in the bank.....
then it would be positive!
I've always heard it was started by government officials so that they would have more time to go golfing after work in the summertime.
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