The summer heat in Arizona can be brutal.  In order to stay cool, high utility bills are usually a result.  There are many different ways to lower your electricity bill during the summer months and beyond.  Of course there are things that can be done on a daily basis to help with this, such as hanging clothes to dry rather than using the dryer.  These tips have more to do with controlling the temperature in your home effectively.

Blinds and Shades

The first tip is to keep blinds and shades closed.  This may sound obvious, but many people don’t follow this tip just to have natural light in their house.  The sun will quickly increase the temperature of the home just from the windows.


Technology in the home continues to evolve and make life more comfortable.  Programmable thermostats are one example of this.  Many of these thermostats can be controlled directly from your phone.  It is easy to program when to change the temperature of the house, and you can even turn the air conditioning unit on as you head home.  This eliminates having to cool the house when no one is home.

Plant Shade Trees

Shade trees are also a great way to keep the sun out of your house.  If the trees are positioned in the correct locations they can shade windows, sliding glass doors, and other points where the sun can enter your home.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a great way to keep costs lower.  They help circulate the air in the home and prevent it from heating up too much.  Ceiling fans are not as expensive to run as the air conditioning unit.  When a room is not being used ceiling fans can individually be shut down to further reduce costs.

Make Sure Cool Air Doesn’t Escape

All of the previous tips do not mean much if you do not keep the cool air inside the house.  Make sure that the house does not have any leaks so the air does not escape.  Common areas where air tends to leave the house are around windows and doors.  Check other areas that may have an exit to the outside like duct work, the attic, etc.

Ways To Lower Your Electricity Bill
Be Smart About How To Stay Cool In Your Home This Summer

Keeping a home cool is important to most people in areas that have high temperatures.  Keeping the house cool can be easy, but it is not always cheap and effective.  One last tip is to get your A/C checked.  Making sure that the A/C is running efficiently will help save money.  Follow the mentioned tips and save money this summer.

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