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.

Save Money on Sun Shade Screens with SRP Rebate

Living in Arizona, having a home that is comfortable is important, and anything you can do to reduce heat during the summer is valuable. Although it is unknown by most, 50% of the heat that enters our homes come from windows. Popular with homeowners, the installation of sun shade screens is successful at reducing the heat that enters your house.

People often put off replacing or purchasing their sun shade screens, due to the costs, but SRP’s Sun Screen Rebate Program looks to make them more affordable. All Pro Shade Concepts is a licensed and bonded contractor, qualified to install your sun shade screens with the SRP Sun Screen Rebate.   

What is SRP’s Sun Screen Rebate Program?

SRP’s Sun Screen Program offers customers a rebate of $0.80 per square foot on professionally installed shade screens to keep their homes cooler.

To qualify for the SRP Program, you must:

  • Be a permanent SRP residential electric customer that resides in a single-family detached, single family attached (duplex, triplex or quadplex only), mobile home or apartment/condo (duplex, triplex or quadplex only).
  • Purchase and install new or refurbished, qualifying shade screens with a licensed contractor by April 30, 2018.
  • Install shade screens that block at least 80% of the solar heat gain on sun-struck windows only (west-, south- and east-facing windows).
  • Install screens on the exterior of clear glass windows that enclose an air-conditioned space.

If you want premium sun shade screens to help keep your home cooler, reduce cooling bill by up to 30%, and have a sense of privacy/security, call All Pro Shade Concepts! From residential to commercial shade screens, we can provide you with all your shade needs.

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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.

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