Homeowners are constantly looking for methods of saving money on their utility bills. Especially during the winter where we have shorter days and we spend more time indoors burning up electricity with light, space heaters and other electrical devices. If you are looking for ways to help reduce you power bill, Peterkin Electric will share a few ways you can save energy this season.
How to Save Energy at Home
LED Bulbs: When wanting to save energy consider making the switch to LED light bulbs. LED light bulbs have been known to save anywhere from 30% to 80% on energy in lighting. The design of the LED light bulbs also helps extend the life of the bulbs. This will help save money on replacements. When you want to save energy, LED light bulbs are one of the best ways to go.
Natural Light: You should never forget to use natural light when possible. Natural light can be used during day time hours and help fill the home with warm light. There are places where there isn’t good natural light, but try to utilize natural light as much as possible and in the places where it is possible.
Smart Thermostat: A smart thermostat or a programmable thermostat is another great way to help save energy in a home. One of the top energy consuming pieces of equipment inside a home is the HVAC system. Often the HVAC system is running needlessly all day. By installing a smart or programmable thermostat you can program a weekly schedule to have the HVAC system run or maintain the temperature when residences are home. If your home doesn’t have a smart thermostat, consider upgrading your home thermostat and create a proper schedule to help reduce consumption from the HVAC system and save you money.
Unplug Appliances: There are some appliances in our homes that require the need to be plugged in constantly such as the refrigerator. However other appliances, such as the washer and dryer, microwave and many small kitchen appliances and entertainment devices only require power when in use. What many people don’t realize is that even when an appliance isn’t in use it still is drawing small amounts of power. To help save on power consider unplugging unused appliances and other electrical devices when not in use. Another option is to use a power strip that can be turned off and cut off the power to devices or appliances that don’t require nonstop power.
Update to Energy Efficient Appliances: If your home is using older appliances consider updating and get newer appliances with better energy ratings. Especially refrigerators, dish washers, washing machines and dryers that use a lot of energy. You can reduce the amount of energy with modern appliance.
Electrical Inspection: Often after an electrical inspection, a lot of energy waste can be found. An outdated electrical wiring or panel can lead to energy waste. You may need to update your home electrical wiring if the electrical capacity is too low for modern living.
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When you want to save energy consider using these tips. If you need electrical services, Peterkin Electric can provide the quality electrical services you need. Contact Peterkin Electric and schedule our services today.