Energy Savings

The Attic Hatch in Your Tempe Home: If It’s Not Sealed, You’re Not Done Insulating

By |March 5th, 2013|Energy Savings, Insulation|

Insulating and draft-proofing your home is not enough to make it energy efficient. You need to pay attention to detail. One important and often overlooked source of leakage is the attic hatch. Quite often this is passed over in renovation projects, leaving you with a single thin sheet of plywood resting in a badly-fitting frame. An uninsulated attic hatch can suck air out of your house like a chimney. […]

Conserving Energy the Old-Fashioned Way

By |February 26th, 2013|Energy Savings|

Conserving energy the old-fashioned way is a tried and true way to cut your energy bills year-round. Making some of these tips a habit will help you save energy when the electric rates rise this spring without sacrificing any comfort.  […]

Caulking And Weatherstripping: 2 Easy Projects That Will Lead To Savings

By |December 27th, 2012|Energy Savings|

Caulking and weatherstripping your Phoenix Valley home leads to better energy savings. The projects are helpful in closing up gaps in the home’s exterior shell. In summer, hot outside air infiltrates the home. In winter, warm inside air escapes through leaks. In both seasons, a leaky home encourages higher energy bills and poor comfort. […]

5 Energy-Savings Tips That Will Also Help Your Pocketbook

By |November 20th, 2012|Energy Savings|

Did you know that by saving energy you are not only saving the environment, you are also saving money on your energy bills? This makes doing what you can to cut down on the energy usage in your central Arizona home a no-brainer. Here are five ways that you can benefit from energy savings: […]

Take A Bite Out Of Energy Vampires’ Impact

By |October 23rd, 2012|Energy Savings|

Saving energy in your central Arizona home means keeping a close watch on the “energy vampires.” Certain types of electronic devices, such as chargers, desktop and laptop computers and televisions, continue to drain electricity as their cords are connected to an outlet. The device may be turned off, but it still sucks a small amount of power from the system. Follow these tips to vanquish your home’s energy vampires: […]

Energy-Savings Tips That Boost Home Performance

By |October 11th, 2012|Energy Savings|

Saving energy is an important part of home ownership that saves both money and natural resources. Energy bills can add up in Arizona, and there are things you can do to keep them down. Here are some energy-savings tips: […]

For Lighter Energy Bills, Consider Lowering Your Cooling Load

By |August 21st, 2012|Energy Savings|

Americans spend billions of dollars in energy every year to power their air conditioners. Even in the Phoenix Valley area, however, you can lighten the load on your energy bills by lowering the cooling load in your home. […]

Is It Time to Upgrade Your HVAC?

By |August 10th, 2012|Air Conditioning Tips, Energy Savings|

Whether you add, replace or maintain your heating and cooling system these tips save you money and keep you more comfortable. By Steven Castle Is your heating or air conditioning system more than 10 years [...]

Reading The Yellow EnergyGuide Label

By |August 7th, 2012|Energy Savings|

The yellow EnergyGuide label you see on home appliances is there to help you as a homeowner select the most efficient equipment possible within your budget range. The information it shows is designed to help you compare several models to make the right selection for you and your family, but it won’t actually show you an exact operating cost. Instead, use its numbers as a guide or an estimate.       […]