Arizona is known for its sunny climate, but with high temperatures throughout the year, keeping your home cool can be a challenge! Unfortunately, running your air conditioning system all day can result in high energy bills and contribute to environmental issues. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your home more energy efficient.
At Response Crew Handyman we have been helping homeowners in the valley prepare for the summer for many years. We are eager and happy to help you keep the heat out and the cool air in by updating your:
- Weather stripping
- Attic insulation
- Window caulking
- Drywall repair
Lets work together to make your home more energy efficient and keep you cool at the same time! Please contact our office to set up your appointment at 480-525-9825
Here are some tips to help you reduce your energy consumption and save money on your utility bills.
1. Upgrade insulation
Proper insulation is key to keeping your home cool during Arizona’s hot summers. Adding insulation to your walls, attic, and floors can help reduce heat gain and keep your home comfortable. Consider upgrading your insulation to spray foam insulation or blown-in insulation. This can help to create an air barrier and improve energy efficiency.
2. Seal air leaks
Air leaks can be a significant source of energy loss, allowing hot air to enter your home and cool air to escape. Sealing air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings can help to reduce heat gain and lower your energy bills. Consider using weatherstripping, caulk, or foam sealant to seal air leaks and improve energy efficiency.
3. Install energy-efficient windows
Replacing your windows with energy-efficient windows can help to reduce heat gain and improve energy efficiency. Look for windows with low-E coatings, which can reflect heat and UV rays, as well as high-performance glazing, which can reduce heat transfer.
4. Upgrade your HVAC system
Upgrading your HVAC system to a high-efficiency model can help to reduce energy consumption and lower your energy bills. Consider replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency unit, and consider adding a programmable thermostat to help control your energy usage.
5. Use solar energy
Arizona has plenty of sunshine, so why not take advantage of it? Installing solar panels on your roof can help to generate renewable energy and reduce your reliance on the grid. Many homeowners in Arizona have already made the switch to solar, and with the state’s net metering policy, you can even earn credits for any excess energy your panels generate.
6. Plant shade trees
Shade trees can help to block the sun’s rays and reduce heat gain in your home. Consider planting trees or other vegetation around your home to help provide natural shade and improve energy efficiency.
7. Reduce hot water usage
Water heating can be a significant source of energy consumption in your home. Consider taking shorter showers, using a low-flow showerhead, and fixing any leaks to reduce hot water usage and lower your energy bills.