Put Money Back In Your Pocket by Saving Money During the Hot Phoenix Summers
Are you tired of spending an exorbitant amount of money on your SRP or APS electric bill in Arizona? With the scorching heat and high energy demands, many homeowners and small businesses are looking for ways to save money on their monthly electric costs.
Look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss the top eight effective methods for reducing your electric bill in Arizona. These measures include installing new windows, and smart thermostats, turning up your air conditioner, installing solar attic fans, upgrading window coverings, changing air filters, adding window tint, and implementing a load controller or demand manager.
Don’t skip the final option. The Demand Manager Load Control Computer will allow you to run your AC at 72 Degrees and you will still save month monthly on your utility bills. Nobody wants to pay high Arizona utility bill rates, but we have a solution that will keep your payments low allowing you to keep your house cool!
Install New Windows
One of the most impactful ways to save money on your electric bill is to install new, energy-efficient windows. Old or poorly insulated windows can cause a significant amount of heat gain in your home or business, making your air conditioner work harder and resulting in higher energy costs.
Newer windows will not only provide better insulation but also help to reflect the heat of the sun, reducing your cooling costs.
Investing in a smart or programmable thermostat can lead to substantial savings on your electric bill. These devices can help you manage and regulate your indoor temperature more efficiently, allowing you to save on energy during times when your home or business is unoccupied or when outdoor temperatures are cooler.
Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely via your smartphone, giving you the flexibility to adjust your settings and save energy while on the go.
With APS and SRPs’ time-of-use plan, the controllable thermostat can be beneficial as you don’t need to worry about adjusting your thermostat daily.
Turning Up Your Air Conditioner
While it may seem counterintuitive, increasing the temperature setting on your air conditioner can save you money.
The Department of Energy suggests setting your thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you are at home and raising the temperature when you are away. This allows your air conditioner to work more efficiently, reducing your energy usage and lowering your monthly electric bill.
While a good option, sometimes when you have a less efficient system this daily or hourly change in the thermostat temperature can work the system even harder. When the temp is turned up during peak hours to 80 or more degrees it will make the system work even harder to get back down to a 77 or 78-degree temp.
Install Solar Attic Fan
Installing a solar attic fan can help further reduce your cooling costs. This device is designed to help ventilate your attic, removing hot air and decreasing the amount of work your air conditioning unit has to perform.
Heat will store in your attic during the day and when you want a cooler home the attic is holding the heat of the day, making it hard for a home to cool down.
By using solar power to operate the fan, you are also utilizing a clean and sustainable energy source, reducing your carbon footprint and ultimately reducing your energy use.
Upgraded Window Coverings
Another effective tactic to save on your electric bill is to upgrade your window coverings. High-quality blinds, shades, or curtains can help to block out the intense Arizona sun, reduce heat gain in your home or business, and lower cooling costs.
Look for window coverings with a high R-Value, which signifies the material’s insulation effectiveness.
Changing Out Your Air Filters
Something as simple as changing your air filters regularly can have a significant impact on your electric bill. A dirty or clogged filter can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and cause it to work harder to maintain your indoor temperature, increasing your energy usage.
By changing your filters every one to three months, you will enhance your A/C unit’s performance, promoting cleaner air quality and saving money on your electric bill.
Adding Window Tint to Your West-Facing Windows
Arizona’s west-facing windows are particularly susceptible to the afternoon sun, which can contribute to higher indoor temperatures and increased cooling costs. By adding window tint to these windows, you can block a significant amount of the sun’s heat and glare, which will help to reduce your energy usage and save money on your electric bill.
Add a Load Controller or Demand Manager to Your Electrical Panel
A load controller or demand manager is a device that can be installed to help regulate your home or business’s energy consumption during peak demand periods. These devices work by monitoring your energy usage and automatically shutting off non-essential appliances during times of high demand, helping to reduce your overall energy usage and lower your monthly electric bill.
The load controller allows you to have a temperature within your home between 68-72 degrees even during the high peak hours.
The average reduction in electrical cost for homes using a load controller is 30%. That’s a 30% discount on monthly bills.
Homeowners in Arizona have seen immediate savings after the installation of their Demand Manager. The hardest part is lowering your thermostat to 72 degrees and trusting that your load controller will save you money.
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With the high energy demands of life in Arizona, saving money on your SRP or APS electric bill is a significant concern for homeowners and small businesses alike.
By implementing one or all of the aforementioned money-saving measures you can significantly reduce your energy costs and enjoy a more efficient and comfortable living environment.
Give these methods a try, and you’ll soon see the difference in your monthly electric bill!