Many homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their utility bills. One way to achieve a smaller bill is by putting the focus on your energy consumption. There are many ways to prevent energy waste and consumption in the home. For those who need help reducing their monthly power bill, Peterkin Electric will share how to save money each month with these energy saving tips.
Energy Saving LED Light Bulbs
It is no secret that LED light bulbs greatly reduce the amount of power used to light up your home. LED light bulbs use less energy, saving anywhere from 30% to 80% of power. LED light bulbs last longer and put out the same amount of light. Even though LED light bulbs cost a bit more, they last much longer and can help save you money. LED light is one of the best power savers you can add to your home.
Use Natural Light Sources
During the day avoid using lights as much as possible. Instead use natural light in your home. For areas with poor lighting, consider installing skylights to bring in the light from the sun. The less you use your lights, the more money you will save.
Unplug Appliances when Not in Use
Do you leave your coffee marker plugged in or other countertop appliances? By leaving these smaller appliances plugged in they are slowly draining power. Appliances aren’t the only culprit. All electronics have an effect. The TV, music devices, computer, or gaming consoles are still draining power even when they are turned off. As it can be a major pain to unplug every device in your home, you can install a power surge protector power strip. Not only will these power strips protect you electronics, you can save power by flipping a single switch.
Upgrading to Energy Efficient Appliances
When it comes time to replace an appliance or an electrical device, know that more and more newer models are designed to consume less energy. Replacing an old HVAC system with a modern one is a great way to begin saving energy each month. When replacing any major appliance such as water heater, dishwasher, laundry machine or the heat and cooling system, strive to install more energy efficient appliances.
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There are many ways to help save energy in the home. To begin taking steps in your energy savings, start by walking through your home. Make a list of items that use power in each room. This list may include lights, electrical devices, entertainment systems, and appliances. Then look for ways to help cut back power either by using power strips with power switches or employing more modern upgrades. Consider reducing the amount of time the television is on or how long your kids play video games. Get creative and see how you can begin saving energy by using less of it. Even the smallest amount energy saved will help reduce your monthly power bill. When you need help repairing your home or business electrical systems, or you require electrical installation and inspections, contact Peterkin Electric. To schedule our services, contact Peterkin Electric today.