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Oro Valley Cool

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Oro Valley Stay Cool

Sizzling summer temperatures mean our air conditioners are working their hardest! Following these tips can save you big:

Frequent Filter Changes: Filters are cheap insurance against high utility bills and expensive repairs. A dirty filter will reduce the air flow causing the unit to run longer and harder than necessary. Plan on changing the filter every month when you pay your utility bill. A simple 1 inch pleated filter found at your local Ace Hardware is a good choice. Purchase a 6 month supply. You are more likely to stay on schedule if you have new filters available. Have allergies? Look into the low voltage electronic filters. They are easy to install in your existing system and work great! Get rid of those washable filters. Depending on the type, they will either be ineffective or plug up too soon causing expensive problems. Part of failures from dirty filters is caused by maintenance issues and manufacturers warranties DO NOT cover these repairs.

Don’t Miss Your Maintenance: In Arizona, our air conditioning systems can run more than our cars. Regardless of the age of your equipment, professional maintenance is critical. It is never too late or too soon to get started and the benefits far exceed the small investment. Also, it will reduce your cooling cost and possible repairs. Protect your warranty; manufacturers now require proof of regular maintenance by an authorized service company to validate the warranty. This is a great deal considering warranties on new systems can be 12 years! Other perks include “top of the list priority” and discounts, should you need a repair.

Have Problems, Move Fast: If your system isn’t working properly, get it serviced right away. Don’t wait until it stops working completely. A simple problem with one component can cause other parts to fail. Use a reputable company for all maintenance and repairs. Avoid the temptation to use your friend’s friend. Modern air conditioners have become much more sophisticated and require the right training, tools, and parts to fix it properly.

Don’t Turn You’re A/C Off: When you leave for more than a few hours, don’t turn your air conditioner off. It will takes more energy to cool a hot house than if you raise the temperature just 3 degrees.

Keep The Heat Outside: A cooler house uses less energy. Anything you can do to block the heat from coming inside will cut your cooling bill. Close your drapes (especially on the sunny side), install sun screens on your windows, and seal gaps in your doors and windows with weather stripping and caulking. Keep in mind, strategically placed plants and trees not only block the heat, they look good.

Oro Valley Views

Saguaro

Saguaro
Did You Know? The state wildflower of Arizona, the saguaro, is a tree-like cactus species which can grow to be over 40 feet tall and live for more than 150 years. The largest known living saguaro is the Champion Saguaro growing to a height of 45.3 feet, and the largest ever recorded was measured to be 78 feet tall.
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Oro Valley Real Estate 13919 N Bentwater Dr $382,000

Oro Valley Real Estate Open Sunday 12-3pm Spectacular model perfect 4Br split floor plan, loaded and move-in ready. Security doors, tile floors, gourmet kitchen w/granite, wraparound bar and slate appliances open to wonderful large family rm featuring entertainment center and fireplace. Separate spacious living rm, formal dining and breakfast nook. Guest bedrooms including double door office, luxurious master suite w/garden tub, glass block and walk-in closet. Double sliding doors plus guest bathroom access to beautiful resort style rear yard featuring sparkling saltwater pool, built in barbecue and mtn views. Newer 17 seer zoned hvac, multiple ceiling fans, rounded walls, arches, garage with workshop, tinted windows and more. True luxury, designer decor, easy living, perfect condition. Won’t last.DSC02472 (2) (800x589)

 

Oro Valley Real Estate Pool Views $289,900

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Oro Valley Real Estate Must See $289,900 Sunday 12-3pm
Stylish Southwest Contemporary home on a high corner lot with mountain views. 3bedroom, 2-full bath, Sparkling pool-solar heated. Fully landscaped yard with mature vegetation. High Ceilings, window seats. Ceramic tile floors in much of the home, carpet in the bedrooms. Roomy master suite, Master bath with double sinks, garden tub and separate shower. Island kitchen with dark walnut cabinets. Extra length 2 car garage. This is a well cared for Original owner home.