Arizona is a deregulated energy state. Which means you’re able to choose your energy provider and shop around for the best price. This is supposed to keep things competitive, so that energy prices are cheap. But are they? Of course not. Rates start at around $0.14 per kilowatt, and only go up from there. And your energy bills just keep getting more expensive. So what can you do? Well, about the rates themselves, not much. But there are plenty of simple things you can do around the home to help you save on energy.
One great way is to seal up air leaks. There are places all over your house where air can leak in: around windows and doors, through cracks in walls, electrical outlets, recessed lighting fixtures, and more. This means that in the summer, when you’re trying to get cool, hot, humid outside air mixes with the cool A/C air, making it take longer to get your house to reach the temperature on the thermostat. And the same thing happens in the winter, with cold outdoor air counteracting the effects of your furnace. Read More