Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Is it too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer? Do you feel like your wallet is emptying quicker than usual? If you answered yes to either, maybe the real question you should be asking yourself if whether or not your home is energy efficient.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when trying to find out if your home is energy efficient.

The Age of Your Appliances

Your hand-me-down washer and dryer units are all probably wonderful appliances, but if they are not energy star certified, it’s time to upgrade. You may be spending money upfront, but according to Direct Energy, over just a 5 year span you can save over $300 on your electric bill just by switching to more energy efficient appliances.

 

Gaps Between Your Windows

Can you feel air coming through the cracks of your windows? If so, there’s a good chance that you’re turning up the heat or air because of these uncontrolled air leaks. By simply sealing these spots, Energy.gov says you can save around 10-20% on annual heating and cooling bills.

Start a Compost Pile

Reducing the amount of trash you produce daily by starting a compost pile in your backyard not only helps the environment, it can be used to fertilize your garden, where you can grow your very own organic fruits and vegetables.

Use Less Water

According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), homeowners can save about $170 a year on average benefiting from changes to their water usage. Being conscious of running water while doing daily task like shaving or brushing your teeth can be helpful. Also, bathing typically uses 75 gallons of water compared to a shower that uses about 17.2 gallons on average.

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Sun Filters Through Your Windows Most Of The Day

Even with sealing the unwanted air coming through gaps in your home, it could still heat up from the sun’s rays coming through the windows. Consider solar blocking drapery or installing sun screens in this case. When you install sun screens in your home, not only do you make your home more energy efficient, but you also get privacy and security from any wandering eyes outside, without the need of bulky fabric.

All Pro Shade Concepts specialize in creating custom sun screens. All Pro Shade Concepts even makes their screens by hand, so you know you’re getting a quality product. These sun screens can block 80-90% of the sun’s rays. Now your home is cooler, more secure, and there are less of the sun’s damaging rays making its way into your home.

 

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Shading the openings of your home with awnings, or patio shades can also be a big help in keeping your cooling costs down during the summer.

For more information on shade solutions for your home, contact All Pro Shade Concepts at 623-201-1476.

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Remodel your house with Luxurious Home Shade Automation

Have you heard about Home Shade Automation? It is an investment for your home that you will surely not regret. If you are thinking about remodeling your house to add luxurious home features, shade automation will not only add value to your home, it will wow your visitors every time! Somfy Automated Systems are the leading manufacturer of motors and control systems for retractable awnings, screens, rolling shutters, interior shades, blinds, curtains, projection screens, and other lift-up applications for the home. 

All Pro Shade Concepts is the leading experts in the installation of Somfy automated systems in Arizona and is trusted by our community.

When you say automation, it is simply one less task you must control manually. Home automation can make a home more comfortable, customized, efficient, and secured. Since we are in a tech savvy time, more and more home automation is coming on the market.

Home automated devices are becoming common, seen in thermostats, alarm systems, audio systems, and now blinds and screens can be controlled by automation as well. You can automate almost anything in your home, and All Pro Shade Concepts can help!

There are a lot of reasons why you need to choose shade automation. It’s an exciting way of trying to making your home more luxurious, an innovation that can make you forget you ever dealt with difficult blinds and shutters.

Why should you get automated shades?

  • Energy Efficient: Like any other automation, automated, awnings, blinds, and screens can be lowered at a specific time of the day. That means, you can schedule it anytime you want.
  • Convenient: Tired of getting out of bed just to shut out the sun? Automation can make life easier for you. With a push of a button you can control the shade of your home easily.
  • Increase Privacy: Some of us might be living closely to our neighbors that they can easily see us to whatever area in our home. So the best way to earn that privacy even when we are going to the bathroom is just hitting the switch to lower the blinds.
  • No Need for Alarm Clock: Let’s admit it, we often shut down the alarm when we are suppose to wake up during the day. Mother Nature’s way of waking us up with the use of sunlight is always a nice feeling. Schedule your shades to open in the morning to wake you up the natural way.
  • Easy to Control: With the help of a remote, phone application or an installed wall switch, you can easily control your shading. Control Somfy Automation Systems with the myLink App. Whether you’re home or not, you can easily take over your shading and control it remotely, anytime you want. Or you can even set a schedule to your convenience.

More info at https://www.somfysystems.com/products/controls/mylink

Installation

Somfy Automation System can be easily installed in your home as long as you seek help from experts.

All Pro Shade Concepts has been on top, installing Somfy Automated Systems for Arizona’s community for over a decade. They have experience with clients of all sizes, from modest households to The Valley’s most exclusive residences.

Don't waste your time with unexperienced shade installers, get it right the first time, with All Pro Shade Concepts.

Purchasing

All Pro Shade Concepts will work with you to go over the installation process, measure for a complete quote, and go over the material and features that you want. All Somfy Automated Systems are covered by a full five-year warranty.

If you want to find out more information about Home Shade Automation, including window shades and awnings etc. get more information from the experts at All Pro Shade Concepts at (623) 204-1476.

 

Decrease Utility Bills & Increase Home’s Energy Efficiency with Sun Screens

Arizona Summer 2016 Outlook

Phoenix has been pushing 120  and the 10 day forecast shows nothing but 110+ degree temps! It has already been one of the hottest on record in Arizona! Expect  hotter and drier weather in the Valley of the Sun all throughout summer.  Is the relentless heat already keeping your bills skyrocket or making you want to take a break somewhere else cooler? Summer season is here and and with sun screens, you can keep your home cool and comfortable and have your energy bills take a break instead.

Save up to 30% on your energy bill

Sun screens filter much of the solar heat gain that enters your home and keeps your AC operating efficiently without having to work as hard. All Pro Shade Concepts Exterior SunControl and Textilene Sun Screens block up to 80-90% of the sun’s rays and heat that will let you save up a chunk of money on your cooling bills this summer, up to 30%!  Plus, compared to blinds and shutters, sun screens are more cost-effective in terms of durability and performance.

SRP Rebates for Arizona customers

In 2015, Arizona ranked 17th on ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) report, pretty low considering all the sunshine we get out here and the solar energy we could be generating, but all that sunshine takes a toll on your power bill. To help bring that summer power bill down,  SRP customers can take advantage of their Shade Screen Rebate Program for more affordable energy-efficient home improvement this summer with your sun screen installation.

With All Pro Shade Concepts, we make your energy saving goal during summer season possible while keeping you out from the sun’s heat.

Find out if you’re qualified for a rebate at: http://www.allproshadeconcepts.com/srp/