It's getting to that time of year that almost everyone in Metro Phoenix somewhat dreads- Summer. We all know the basics of how to keep cool during the summer from staying indoors to going swimming. But here are a few ways you can reduce your electricity bill during the season.
1. Keep The Blinds Closed
Draw the blinds and shades during the day – As much as we look forward to summer when the light actually starts to stream into our windows, it brings with it lots of heat. If you’d like to reduce your electricity bill, pull them closed. This is especially important when there is direct light on those windows.
2. Keep those fans going
They cost a lot less to run but they put the air directly on you in while you watch TV, read or while you are laying in bed getting that much needed rest.
3. Invest In Window Film
Invest a little money in some reflective window film. Much like your vehicle’s tint a reflective film can help guard your home and your pocket book against excessive AC costs.
4. Swap Out Light Bulbs
Switch out your light bulbs to CFL or LED bulbs. Those old incandescent lights use more energy and actually produce a lot of heat themselves!
5. Keep Yourself Cool
Cool your house, cool yourself. An important way to help ourselves weather the heat of the summer, especially here in Phoenix is to keep ourselves cool with plenty of water, icy beverages (And maybe even treat yourself to some ice cream). Because if your body is at a cooler temperature you are less likely to turn the AC lower.
8. Install Shade Elements
Invest in some natural shade outside; planting some trees that help shade your home from getting sun in the first place goes a long ways to helping keep you cool. You can also install some shade sails or awnings to provide more shade.
9. Cook Outdoors
Another fun way to help keep the house cool and get some great food is to use that BBQ. It keeps the heat out of the house and puts some great food on your plate at the same time.
Staying cool in summer is not always easy, but saving money on insurance can be! Call us for a quote to see how much you can save
AZ Insurance Team