Summer time in Phoenix, Arizona means higher temperatures and higher utility bills. Many homeowners in Phoenix wonder, how can they lower their utility bill during the hot summer months. Below is a list of alternative methods Phoenix homeowners can use to save money without blasting their AC unit.

Make Shade in Your Home

The Phoenix clear blue skies are irresistible to look at but keeping curtains and blinds open will attract more heat in your home and will make the temperature in the house even hotter. Closing your curtains and blinds will keep the sun from shining through your windows and heating up your home.


You do not need to use your AC unit as much during peak hours if you pre-cool your home. Pre-cooling your home for an hour or two, using less expensive off-peak energy, will cool down your house and allow you to be comfortable until peak hours are done, without breaking the bank.

Start Grilling

The hot summer weather in Arizona is the perfect time for a family BBQ. Using kitchen appliances like an oven or stove heats up your kitchen and the extra heat will eventually spread throughout your home. Plus, electric cooktops and ovens use a lot of energy.  So, whip out the outdoor grill and enjoy a nice BBQ meal with the family.

Close Off Certain Areas

If you are not using a space in the house, keep that door closed. Air conditioning travels from room to room. Keeping areas closed off will allow the area you use the most to stay cooler.

Use Fans

Turn off the AC and take advantage of the ceiling fans. Turn on your ceiling fans in the kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. Using ceiling fans is a lot cheaper to run than an AC unit per hour.

Consider a Demand Rate from your Utility Company

Demand rates get a lot of bad press, and they can be very expensive, if not managed properly.  But, demand rate energy costs during off-peak hours are much lower than other rate plans, as little as a fourth of the cost.  So, if you can manage the demand during peak times, by managing the simultaneous use of HVACs and other large appliances, you might save a lot money.

Go Solar

One of the best ways to take advantage of the Phoenix sun is to go solar. Solar can help you save money on your utility bill during on and off-peak hours year-round. Contact Sunny Energy today to see how solar can be beneficial for your home.  We will help you maximize your savings with solar, and with the utility rate plan that is best for you and your family.

Sunny Energy a solar installation company established in the Phoenix area dedicated to helping Arizona homeowners save money on their electric bills. The company was founded by four industry professionals with more than 40 years of combined experience in the solar industry. Each of the four founding members came from different backgrounds in the industry. Using their different knowledge, they wanted to provide each customer with the best options and education to help them choose the best solution for their personal needs.

Sunny Energy is there to help each customer at every step of the process to assure they get the best technology, design, and experience when going solar. We pride ourselves on customer service. Each unique project is taken with care to assure an exceptional experience – and we’ll be there for you long after the installation is complete.

Sunny Energy has an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau and has been awarded top residential solar installer by We provide Arizona homeowners a variety of services from solar installation, battery storage, energy management, financing and service and repair.

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