Enjoy the Weather!

February 20th, 2016


The mild winters and beautiful springs are part of the reason we love Tucson so much. As the temperatures climb into the 80’s into the next few weeks, here are some things you can do to maximize the beautiful weather while keeping your energy costs down:

  • Open those windows! Opening windows on the opposite side of the house allows the breeze to flow through keeping the temperature comfortable and letting in some fresh air.
  • Get the ceiling fans going. While it will be warm outside, you may not be ready to turn the AC on yet. Take advantage of mild weather by using your ceiling fans. This keeps air circulating and the temperature consistent.
  • Get ready! This is the perfect time to prepare your home for the warmer temperatures ahead.
    • Apply weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows to keep air inside. This will be vital when you start running your air conditioner.
    • Have a professional maintenance team check on the condition of your air conditioning unit before you use it. They can look over all of the parts to make sure everything is functioning as it should.
    • Plant trees and shrubs to keep the house and the air conditioner’s outdoor component in the shade, yet still allow air to circulate.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact the experts at Russett Southwest. We help Tucson homeowners handle all of their heating and cooling needs and can answer any questions you may have on heating and cooling efficiency. Contact us at (520) 629-9676 or to get started.