May is the unofficial starting season of summer in Arizona and as a result, both residents and their utility bills are already starting to feel the burn. Unsurprisingly, cooling accounts for forty percent of the energy consumption in the average Arizona home and easily fosters bills over $200 a month observes Phoenix property managers. Here are the top 3 ways tips to save on cooling costs this summer.
Ever walked into a home or building that instantly made you feel sick? Maybe it had strong paint and chemical smells, reeked of mold and dust, or just made you feel ill. It turns out, our indoor environment has a huge impact on us, influencing not only our moods but our health as well. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies those who may become ill in their indoor surroundings as experiencing sick building syndrome (SBS).
They don’t call Arizona the Valley of the Sun for nothing! With summer temperatures constantly in the triple digits, it’s no surpriseArizona residents choose to spend so much time by the pool to cool off. However, Phoenix property managers know that the more people hanging out by the pool, the more chances there are for accidental drownings in Arizona.
If you’ve ever been caught driving in one of Arizona’s infamous haboobs (that’s a dust storm for all you non-Arizona natives) then you know firsthand how dangerous Arizona monsoons can be this time of year. During Arizona monsoons, lightning strikes, high winds, wildfires, flash flooding and extreme heat have caused an average of ten deaths and sixty injuries along with tens of millions of dollars of damage each year according to the National Climatic Data Center.
As a property owner, it’s hard enough to look after your rental property without having to worry about losing money from bad renters. But unfortunately, it happens. In the ten seconds it took you to read this far, another property owner has likely lost money from tenants who either didn’t pay rent or damaged the property.
3 creative ways to donate your Halloween haul
Goodbye October, Hello November! It’s hard to believe that the ghosts and goblins of Halloween are over and we’re already being greeted by Thanksgiving turkey coupons and Christmas décor in the stores.