Water heaters are always keeping your water hot, whether you use them or not. Although there are good incentives for solar water heaters now, a water heater timer is an easy home upgrade that can cut your bills by $20 a month during the summer in Phoenix. Why? In the summer APS and SRP charge almost double their normal utility rate, so while we are paying peak hours, our water heater, the second biggest energy user in our homes, is sucking energy away and we may not even be using hot water. The water heater timer can be set to turn back on after peak hours to fill the tank with hot water so you never notice it was off, but your energy bill certainly will. Happy savings!
You may have heard your AC technician talk about installing a hard start kit on your HVAC unit and dismissed it as an unnecessary add on. Are hard start kits a scam? The truth is that hard start kits actually help your heating and cooling unit, unlike some HVAC products. The problem is that most AC technicians aren't educated enough or understand how they work.
Hard start kits work to protect the heart of your heating and cooling unit, the compressor. The compressor is like the heart of your AC system, pumping out refrigerant at a high enough pressure for it to work its magic and keep us comfortable. Every time the compressor starts, it has to move a large amount of refrigerant through the system. Read more here
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