Especially in the height of summer, making sure your home is energy efficient is important. It’s also easier than you might think.

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If you’ve ever thought about making your home more energy efficient, I’ve got a few tips that can help.

The first step I want to point out is probably the cheapest. Consider getting a $99 energy audit from Arizona Public Service (otherwise known as APS). By going to APS.com you can ask for an energy audit of your house to be done by a local contractor, who will then come out and make recommendations based on what they observe about your home.

Consider getting a $99 energy audit from Arizona Public Service.

One of the first and most common things they look at is whether there are any leaking ducts that need sealing. This includes any venting that goes through your house like air conditioning, which can see up to a 15% loss.

Next, they’ll look at potentially upgrading doors or windows. Single-pane windows, for example, simply can’t withstand today’s heat.

The contractor might also recommend upgrading or adding insulation to your attic. This upgrade is not only inexpensive but will add more value and see a larger return.

Additionally, solar power is another thing that can make our home more energy efficient—but there is something you need to consider.

If you are thinking of implementing solar, especially a solar lease to your house, keep in mind that leased equipment doesn’t add value.

So if you have any other questions or would like more information about making your home more energy efficient, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.