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.

The history of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time started when “wartime” was established in the U.S.

  • 1945 to 1966 – Locals could choose when Daylight Saving Time would begin and end; there was no federal law to make that determination.
  • 1966 –  The Uniform Time Act of 1966 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.
  • 1966 – Also the time when  Arizona exempted themselves from the regulation, resulting in no Daylight Saving Time in the state.

Image on a desk that says Daylight Saving TimeThere are many things you can do with an extra sixty minutes in your life.  Let’s look at what an hour in the history of the housing market might look like.

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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