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Time to Fall Back

by Nate Martinez

Time to Fall Back

It’s hard to believe that fall is here already, which means cooler weather is finally on its way! I love this time of year in Phoenix. It is the perfect time to get out of the house and explore our beautiful communities. As a reminder, for your fall planning, daylight savings will be ending on Sunday, November 4th.

Although we do not actually change our clocks here in Arizona, it is important to remember the other states that do. Did you know that during World War II that the U.S. made daylight savings mandatory for the whole country, as a way to save on wartime resources?

Studies have been done over the years which have found that springing forward and falling back each year really does save on energy. In a study done a few years ago, it was found that daylight saving time saved 1.3 terawatt hours of electricity. This figure suggested that daylight savings reduced the annual U.S. electricity consumption by 0.03 percent and overall energy consumption by 0.02 percent.

Now it might seem like those percentages seem small, but when you consider the U.S. population, they could represent a significant savings in total energy use.

On Sunday, November 4th clocks will need to be moved forward one hour. For those of us in Arizona, we do not need to change our clocks, however, keep in mind, we do change time zones. During the winter months, we are on Mountain Time. Arizona will be two hours behind the Eastern Time Zone and one hour ahead of the Pacific Time Zone.

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Don't forget Daylight Savings!

by Nate Martinez

Don't forget Daylight Savings!

It is that time of year again when we are reminded to turn our clocks ahead for Daylight Savings. On Sunday, March 11th at approximately 2:00am we will begin Daylight Savings for 2012. From Sunday until November 4th, Arizona will be on Pacific Time (PST) which means we will be the same time as California, Oregon and Washington.

Most people in Arizona don't pay attention to Daylight Savings because we physically do not change our clocks however, it is important to remember we do change time zones. During the spring and summer months, Arizona is on Pacific Time (PST) and during the winter months we are on Mountain Time (MST).

If you are planning an important conference call or perhaps taking a trip across the country, here is a helpful time zone review:

  • One hour ahead of states on Mountain Time (Colorado, New Mexico)
  • Two hours ahead of states on Central Time (Texas, Missouri)
  • Three hours ahead of states on Eastern Time (New York, Georgia)

Daylight Savings Starts Sunday

by Nate Martinez


Daylight Savings Spring 2011

On Sunday, March 13th, 2011 Daylight savings will begin for this year. Although in Arizona we don't physically change time, we do change time zones. What does that mean? Well simply put, we will be the same time as places like California, Oregon, Washington...Or in other words, we will be on the Pacific time zone. From March until November, Arizona will be one hour ahead of states located in the Mountain Zone (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming), 2 hours ahead of states located in the Central time zone (Kansas, Texas, Illinois) and 3 hours ahead of states located in the Eastern time zone (New York, Kentucky, Florida).

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