Daylight Savings Time in Arizona

Real Estate Agent with Dominion Fine Properties SA582226000

Daylight Savings Time in Arizona


People are always asking why we don’t change our clocks in Arizona.  The best reason I heard is that we don’t want it to be 110 degrees at 10:00 PM at night.  At least if the sun sets an hour or so earlier than that, we can have a little cooling before going to bed.

Instead of running around and changing the 150 clocks and timers throughout the home, there are other things we can do around the house this weekend:


act1.jpgChange the water filter in your refrigerator


Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and radon detectors.act2.jpg


Fertilize your plants.


Clean your pool filters and check for any necessary chemicals.


Give your pool a really good cleaning.


Dust off all your ceiling fans.


If you have other suggestions, please leave them in the comment section to help others.

Posted by

Juli Vosmik

Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC



 Scottsdale and Cave Creek Real Estate



Helping you make informed decisions whether buying or selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and north Phoenix Arizona.  I know the area - I live here.


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Comments (15)

Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Your so right about changing all the clock and then Sunday morning double checking to make sure your on time. Enjoy Spring. 

Mar 07, 2015 06:09 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Juli Vosmik what I wouldn't give to have just one day of 110 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 07, 2015 06:38 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Frank, I don't miss it, although it is so confusing to me when you all do, LOL.

Barbara, I'm sure you would with all the crazy weather you've had.  

Mar 07, 2015 11:02 PM
Michael O'Donnell
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
GRI, ePRO, Accessible Homes

Moved here from Indiana (the other state that doesn't observe Daylight Saving Time), so I haven't changed a clock in years.

But Arizonans still need to pay attention to the change for everyone else - otherwise we're calling people later than we thought we were. And we'll still make that mistake for the next week or so.

To Barbara Todaro: be careful what you wish for.

Mar 08, 2015 06:00 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Week or so, Michael?  I usually get it figured out just in time for everyone else to change their clocks the next time, LOL.  

Mar 09, 2015 01:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Changing the batteries in the smoke alarms is a very important action for family safety.

Mar 14, 2015 11:10 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Juli, I'm laughing reading this.  I still have not replaced my smoke detector.  I bought it but have not installed it yet.  I got the one that lasts 10 years ... it has a lithium battery. Never again will I be awake all night listening to a smoke detector chirp.

Mar 16, 2015 06:56 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Juli, this DST is relatively new to Indiana so I am with you!!!!!  

How about changing your oil in your vehicle?  OLD RED is overdue.  I am now going on almost 30,000 miles without an oil change.  My Toyota engine is indestructible although the ball joint bearings can be a problem from time to time.


Have a great Easter Weekend, Juli and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 03, 2015 06:27 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Juli - It's always a good thing to have a schedule for home maintenance items like changing the batteries in the fire alarms, etc. That way, you know you will take care of these things every year.

May 13, 2015 02:03 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Juli...I haven't wondered why AZ doesn't do Daylight Saving Time. Your explanation makes sense to me. 

May 16, 2015 01:59 PM
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Ha!  I always wondered why AZ wasn't on board with throwing their body's into such craziness two times each year!  Great list Juli!

May 27, 2015 10:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Julie I always hated daylight saving times ....twice a year it takes me about a couple weeks to adjust and let me tell you something our pets do not get while breakfast is late an hour....Endre

Jun 10, 2015 04:28 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I can't say as I miss the whole Daylight Savings Time practice either... I remember it was always a bit of a mix up.

Jun 10, 2015 07:24 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Juli, just looking in on you and hope you are doing well!

Jun 23, 2015 09:56 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I hate daylight savings time. It takes weeks to get use to it each year. If we need a long evening then fine leave it at that time from now on. Please no flip flopping back and forth.

Jun 23, 2015 02:07 PM