SRP Low Cost Tips to Save Energy

by admin on May 11, 2012

Arizona Beautiful Hot Sunny Days Have Arrived!

Eco-Solar-roller-Shade photo from Villa Maniboc Housing

Eco-Solar-roller-Shade photo from Villa Maniboc Housing

This time of year we will see the thermometer rising daily about 100%,  Sun Screens will save you money on your utility bills and protect your carpets and home furnishings.  To really save energy here are a few tips that I found on SRP, low cost tips for saving energy.

  • Leave draperies closed during the day to help keep out the heat.
  • Leave the air vents open in your home. Closing air vents can create pressure imbalances resulting in increased air conditioning costs.
  • Clean debris and obstructions from around outdoor air conditioning components.
  • Make sure your fireplace damper is closed when operating your air conditioner so your cooling dollars don’t go up the chimney.
  • Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. It senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
  • Set your thermostat between 78 to 80 degrees when you are home and up to 85 degrees when you are away. For every degree you set your thermostat above 80 degrees, you   can save approximately 2 to 3% on cooling costs.
  • Set your air conditioning fan to “auto.” This reduces the negative impact of improper air balances and turns the fan motor off when the unit is not cooling. Using “auto” rather than “on” can save you $15 to $25 each month on your energy costs.
  • More tips go to SRPnet.com

Don’t forget you can save up to 20% off you utility bill with Solar Sun Screens for your home.   Start Today with these low cost tips for saving energy.

 

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