5 energy-saving upgrades to show your home love this Valentine’s Day

Photo of hands holding a home with a heart in it.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether or not you celebrate this holiday with a significant other, it’s the perfect day to show a little love to another important fixture in your life: your home.

For better or worse, in sickness and in health, your home is always there for you. Doesn’t it too deserve to be loved and cherished on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year? As you might expect, you’re not going to win over your home with a card or chocolates (although you can never go wrong with flowers). The best gift you can give your home — and, in turn, yourself — is the gift of energy efficiency upgrades.

Here are five we suggest to show your home a little love this Valentine’s Day.

1. Spend some quality time.

Giving your home a little TLC doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are a variety of easy DIY projects you can do this year to show your home you care while also lowering your energy bills. From building your own shade screens to identifying “energy vampires,” weatherizing doors and windows, and more, you’d be surprised at how many energy-saving upgrades you can easily do yourself. Watch our DIY video series to get started.

2. Get it something cool.

If things often get a little heated between you and your home, it might be time to consider a new AC unit. By selecting the right type and size of AC or heat pump system, you’ll ensure energy savings and maximum indoor comfort. And thanks to our Cool Cash™ Rebate Program, you can get up to $1,125 back on a new energy-efficient AC, heat pump or mini-split system.

3. Buy it the latest tech.

Just like your boo, your home loves the latest tech. That’s why we recently launched the SRP Marketplace. It’s the perfect place to buy your home all the latest energy- and water-saving technology, including smart thermostats, LED light bulbs, advanced power strips, connected home devices and more.

4. Make sure it’s protected.

We’re naturally inclined to protect our loved ones, so why not also protect your home? The Arizona sun can be tough on your home and your energy bill, but there are a couple of ways to combat its rays. First, install shade screens on west-, south- and east-facing windows. We’ll even give you a rebate of $0.80 per square foot on professionally installed shade screens. For even more energy savings, we’ll also give you two free shade trees for your yard. All you have to do is attend a workshop.

5. Take it on a double date.

Not sure what your home needs for maximum energy efficiency? Cancel the expensive Valentine’s Day dinner reservations, and take your home on a double date with a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® auditor. When you schedule a $99 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR checkup, a participating contractor will complete an in-depth inspection of your home using the latest technologies to make sound recommendations that help save energy and money.

There are many ways to love your home this Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. And remember, the gift of energy-efficient home upgrades is as much a gift to you as it is to your home.

Nicole Denton

Nicole Denton

Nicole is on SRP's integrated marketing communications team, specializing in digital strategy. She has called Arizona home since 2013 and currently resides in Mesa with her husband, Michael, and their three rescued pets. She's a University of Tennessee grad and loves college football. When she's not working or cheering on the Vols, she enjoys experimenting with fashion and home decor.

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