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Weatherizing Your Arizona Home

When living in Arizona, one of the certainties of life is that summers will be long and hot.  As a result the power bills will reflect the hard work the HVAC system must do to keep your home comfortable.  By taking steps in weatherizing your home, Arizona homeowners are taking a step in the right direction to lower their power bills without sacrificing their comfort.  Instead, weatherizing your home will help to increase your comfort while in the home.

Weatherizing Your Home to Prevent Winter Heat Gain

Windows are a major source of heat gain in the home.  Solar energy moves through the glass and the resulting heat is trapped inside the home.  Heat gain through the windows can be prevented in simple ways.  Install blinds or sun reflective drapes to keep the heat out of the home.  Another alternative is to add reflective film or window screens.  If within the budget, consider installing Energy Star windows which help to eliminate heat gain.

Weatherizing Your Home with Attic Insulation

Even though the attic may already be insulated, it may not have enough insulation to meet the newest recommendations.  Add more insulation to increase the R-value.  The space between the roof and attic floor can easily reach over 150 degrees in the summer.  This heat buildup penetrates through the ceiling of the room below, causing an increase in temperature..  As a result, the air conditioning system must work harder.

Weatherizing Your Home by Sealing Air Leaks

Air leaks allow the expensive cooled air created by an air conditioner to leak outside.  Insert a piece of paper, such as a dollar bill along the trim of exterior doors and windows.  Where the dollar slips out easily, you are losing money due to air leaks.  Add weather stripping or caulk as appropriate.  Also check and seal any plumbing, baseboards, exterior wall outlets and dryer vents.

Weatherizing Your Home’s Ductwork

Check the ductwork for any holes, tears or loose connections.  The best way to do this is through a qualified contractor utilizing a blower door or duct blaster. Use an appropriate mastic sealant and mesh to seal these holes.  This move alone can save over 30% of your current cooling costs.  Insulate ducts, especially those running through hot attics or crawl spaces.  Call a contractor if you need help.

In addition to these steps in weatherizing your home, some changes in habits can be beneficial.  Use the microwave for cooking instead of the standard oven when possible.  Use ceiling fans along with the air conditioning.  Turn fans off when you are not in the room.  The wind chill on your body when in the breeze will cause you to feel cooler.

Hobaica Services has been helping Arizona Home Owners save money and be comfortable since 1952.

Learn more about how Hobaica Services can lower your utility costs & improve your comfort with a Home Energy Audit for only $99 @ or 602-995-0387.

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Check Out Our Reviews . . . From Neighbors Near You

Chase Coffield
Chase Coffield
18:58 03 Jul 22
July '22: Welp, of course the older AC goes out in the Phoenix summer on a long holiday weekend but Hobaica saved our holiday! Called the emergency line and they were able to get a technician (John M) on site within 2 hours. John was very helpful in explaining the situation and helping evaluate the options, very knowledgeable, informative, efficient, and of course top notch customer service.As I've used Hobaica twice in less than a year on two systems, I'll be relying on them in the future for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC needs.Nov '21: Of the 5 - 7 separate HVAC companies that came to give a quote, they were the only ones to provide more than one option based on the specific needs of the space and its use.My only criticism is regarding specifics of installation that I now have questions on, that should've been hammered out beforehand.
Elizabeth Silva
Elizabeth Silva
23:13 02 Jul 22
J. Miranda was so helpful and replied to our request right away! Called other places for emergency repair on our AC and they wouldn't be able to send someone for 3 days! Anyone who lives in AZ knows waiting that long is not an option especially during the summer! J. Miranda was friendly and took the time to explain what needed fixing. Will recommend! Thank you again!
Chad Van Haren
Chad Van Haren
20:04 02 Jul 22
Great experience receiving estimate. Quick scheduling of service. Knowledgeable service techs. Most importantly, they delivered peace of mind, which can't be purchased.
Harriet Moser
Harriet Moser
13:22 02 Jul 22
Great guys to work with. Knowledgable, efficient, professional.A follow up concern we had about our new unit was responded to quickly & well. Nothing wrong with the equipment, but it was retested and we were educated more about our new system by our tech.
Kitty Smith
Kitty Smith
11:56 02 Jul 22
Grayson Vu was a very knowledgeable and professional service tech. He was on time and took his time checking things out. He even recommended something to improve our air flow and comfort. Great company and great rep!
Karen Bender
Karen Bender
23:26 01 Jul 22
John and Jared came out today to take a look at my air conditioning unit. I live in a condo where I can’t see my unit but noticed some water dripping from the roof. They weren’t just on time, they were a little early which helped free up the rest of my day.They found that the system was running as it should be and let me know that the water was dripping because the condensation line was disconnected. Super easy fix with a little bit of glue, and they did not create worry where there was none just to add to the bill.As if that wasn’t good enough, they were incredibly nice and easy to talk to. Not nice because it’s required- just really genuine people. I was not expecting to have such an easy and inexpensive experience in Phoenix during hot, muggy monsoon season. Thank you both for making my day!
Jim Adams
Jim Adams
18:54 01 Jul 22
We recently had our air conditioning go out on Tuesday and on Friday a new unit was installed. The service has been fantastic. Could not have asked for a faster more friendly company.Zach and Gio were amazing in getting the unit installed and walking us through the new thermostat.
PHX Keeve
PHX Keeve
22:05 30 Jun 22
Grayson came out and was on time, and very nice. He took extra time to diagnose a potential problem, and even re-secured some wire mesh (to keep birds out) that had been blown off from the wind. He answered all my questions, will do business with hobaica again.
James Borsheim
James Borsheim
21:27 30 Jun 22
In every way possible, extremely professional service. Used since 2008, very pleased.

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