6 Ways to Get Your Palm Springs Home Ready for Summer

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Summer is officially here in beautiful Palm Springs. If you haven’t already, it is definitely time to get your Palm Springs home summer ready!

Here are 6 simple things that you can implement to help reduce energy consumption while staying cool this summer!

1. Program your thermostat- The Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78º while you are at home and raising the temperature several degrees higher (83º-85º) while you are away. This will ensure that you are not wasting energy when you are not at home.

2. Maintain your cooling system – Air conditioning is an essential appliance in any Greater Palm Springs home. Contact your local HVAC professional for an annual inspection. This inspection could not only prevent a system breakdown at the most inconvenient time of year but a tune-up will help the system use less energy and function optimally. This is also a good time to check your air filters. Clean air filters ensure optimum air flow and should be changed at least every 3 months.

3. Cool your space with window treatments and ceiling fans – Close curtains or drapes during the hottest times of day to keep rooms cool and use ceiling fans to make rooms more comfortable instead of cranking up the AC.

4. Cook differently – Instead of using your oven, consider cooking on the outdoor grill (It is more delicious, right?). Or if you must cook indoors use a toaster oven or a microwave oven which will create less heat in your kitchen.

5. Lower your water heater – Water heating can account for 14% to 25% of the energy consumed in your home. By turning down your water heater during the summer months you can save both money and energy. The Energy Department recommends most households to lower water heater to 120ºF.

6. Do your homework- The Energy Star (www.energystar.gov) and U.S. Energy Department (www.energy.gov) websites are great resources with so many tips on how to be more energy efficient this summer.

If you’re in the market for a new home, one with all the latest energy-saving features, then you should check out Vallera Palm Springs — an enclave of 52 homes located in the gated community of Village Traditions located just two blocks from downtown Palm Springs. The homes at Vallera are full of whole-house energy saving features from the high efficiency 13-seer HVAC system and programmable thermostat, superior wall and roof insulation to deluxe energy efficient dual glazed Low-E vinyl windows throughout.

At Vallera, everything is designed to help make your home more than a home; it’s a lifestyle.

Stay Cool, Palm Springs!


Summer Sales Attract New Homebuyers at Vallera Palm Springs


The Rilington Group continues to see strong sales as summer approaches. With Phase 3 construction underway at Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions, buyers are taking advantage of the pre-season August delivery date. There are ten homes in Phase 3 with five sold and five remaining available, priced from the high $400,000’s. Given the strong buyer interest in Phase 3, these remaining five homes are expected to sell quickly.

“It is so exciting for us to see the neighborhood really taking shape. Happy homeowners are moving in to their newly finished homes and getting to know their neighbors,” notes Hansi Riley, Vice-President and Co-Owner of The Rilington Group.

This community of 52 single family detached homes in Palm Springs, each with private courtyards, is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. It’s the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs. In addition, it is the only new home community starting under $500,000 located within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs. Home buyers can enjoy Vallera’s already completed community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today — low maintenance courtyard living just blocks from downtown Palm Springs, one of the country’s top resort in-demand destinations.

These three bedroom/three bath homes are available in three distinct architectural styles, including Spanish Revival, Hacienda and California Ranch. The three two-story floor plans offer comfortable living spaces for today’s lifestyle, ranging from 1848 to 2185 square feet. Though the homes are two-story plans, they offer a single-story lifestyle with the master bedroom, secondary bedroom/office and laundry room all on the first floor. Built in three different elevation styles, each home is distinctive and designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind.


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions
For additional information visit http://www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006.

Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.