Summer is here in Arizona, and the dreaded high-cost power bill comes with the 110*+ temps. Phoenix has two major power services APS (AZ Power Services) and SRP(Salt River Project). Residents in the Arizona Power Services areas may be seeing a rate hike on their bills by the end of the year.
“If approved as proposed, your residential monthly bill would increase 13.6% on average. New rates would not take effect until December 1, 2023, at the earliest. For an average residential customer using 1,023 kWh, that’s about $18 a month or roughly 60 cents per day – though the impact will vary based on individual energy use and service plan.” – https://www.aps.com/en/Utility/Regulatory-and-Legal/Rate-case
There are places in the world where a well-maintained air conditioning unit will last longer, 20 years. Part of living in Phoenix is realizing how much extreme heat can affect our daily lives and the lives of our appliances. Most well-maintained units in the Greater Phoenix Area need to be replaced every 10 – 15 years.
One way to keep the costs down is to take a good look at your air conditioner. If it needs to be repaired or replaced, this may actually save you some money in the long run. There’s a very simple formula used across the industry for evaluating the best use of your money when thinking about repairs. Multiply the unit’s age by the cost of repairs. If the total exceeds $5,000, replace it. Do the same if you’re finding yourself continuously repairing the same system.
Tucker Hill is experienced with the common culprits that can shorten the lifespan of your AC system. The worst offenders are Improper system sizing, Poor insulation, and Leaky ductwork. Tucker Hill’s goal is to reduce homeowners’ energy costs and save them money, so they offer electricians cost-effective solutions. Tucker Hill’s training is designed to help technicians identify and recommend cost-effective solutions. As a result, homeowners will be able to reduce their monthly energy costs. Tucker Hill does all the electrical work, so you can find a solution for all your problems under one roof.