Why Doesn’t Arizona Observe Daylight Saving Time?

The last thing the majority of Arizona needs is to save is daylight. On a July day in Phoenix or Tucson, when the high is 114 degrees, the faster the sun goes down, the better.

Daylight Saving Time in the United States is the practice of setting the clock forward by one hour during the warmer part of the year, so those evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.

Daylight Saving Time started when “wartime” was established in the U.S. in 1918 to save fuel during World War I.  After World War I was over, Daylight Saving Time was removed and clocks returned back to normal.

From 1945 to 1966 there was no federal law on Daylight Saving Time, so localities could choose when it began and ended or drop it entirely.  The Uniform Time Act of 1966 made a return of Daylight Saving Time; the act mandated standard time within the established time zones and provided for advanced time: clocks would be advanced one hour beginning at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday in April and turned back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday in October. This is when Arizona exempted themselves from the regulation, resulting in no Daylight Saving Time in Arizona.

Image on a desk that says Daylight Saving TimeAs the rest of the country gains an extra 60 minutes of time to, get a massage, try a new recipe, catch up on sleep, clean the refrigerator or do some online shopping, we thought we might take a peek at what happens every hour in the housing market.

Every hour in the United States:

624 Homes Sell

347 Homes Regain Positive Equity

The Median Home Value Goes Up $1.13

Sources: NAR & CoreLogic

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