November 4th, 2018 we will set the clocks back (fall back) at about 2:00 am.  This time was selected because train schedules would not be impacted at that time.  It is interesting to note that when we gain an hour in the fall, Amtrak trains sit for an hour before starting the schedule at the new time.

At one time apparently candy lobbyists had some say as to what day the time change occurred, after all Halloween and Easter are two candy heavy holidays that can be affected by either time change (spring and fall).

Many use this time change as a reminder for things that need to be done twice a year many of these are home maintenance items. Many households use this as a check for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, for tune ups of their heating or air conditioning before the season starts, and a variety of other items that could easily be missed without a reminder.

After November 6th (election day), 2018 California may vote to do away with daylight saving time (by the way it is daylight saving not savings) and all this time switching, and be like Arizona and Hawaii, the few states that do not change their clocks.

Some may think that this is as good of a reason to vote in this mid-term election as any other reason, after all it does affect everyone.  Some people feel very strongly one way or another about this topic.  Keeping it the same means that we do what almost all of the rest of the country does for daylight saving goes and changing it to well, no time change may prevent health issues even heart attacks that have been blamed on the time change.

So, whether you like the idea or not, use this (perhaps last) changing of the clocks in California to check your detector batteries and tune up your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system.

Call Cold Craft for your tune up in northern CA at (408) 374-7292 or lic. # 631837

By Published On: October 16, 2018

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