Daylight Saving Time: Move clocks forward one hour

UNDATE (KTRE) - Don't forget to set your clocks forward tonight for daylight saving time, which marks the start of longer days.

Daylight saving time was implemented as an energy-saving measure.  It begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning with clocks being moved one hour ahead.

Also, safety experts suggest you take this time to change the batteries in your smoke alarm.

Some advice:

  • Make sure your detector runs on batteries and is not just hard-wired to the electricity in your home.
  • Take the top off the detector and follow the manufacturer's instructions for changing the batteries.
  • Replace the whole detector if it runs on a 10-year lithium battery.
  • If your smoke detector starts chirping or beeping off and on, it's time to change the batteries.
  • Replace all smoke detectors after 10 years.

Daylight saving time will end at 2 a.m. Nov. 7 when clocks are turned back one hour.

Learn more about daylight saving time by clicking here.