Your home has an electrical system that allows you the option to use it when you want to. This is a necessity to any home because we have all become used to having lights, appliances and a quick place to charge our smart phones. The amazing thing is that the electrical system in your home is quite complex and can be customized to fit your very specific needs. You can have more lights installed in a room that seems too dark. You can have ceiling fans that are hard wired in so that you can flip a switch and they will function. You can add outlets in a room that you know you will need more such as a home theater space. The electrical system has a huge impact on the home and the way that we live our everyday life. That does not mean that you will have to pay the price to use all the electricity. Some people may not realize what is causing their electric bill to go up and fluctuate. That is why it is a good idea to know what is using the most electricity. Peterkin Electric outlines what is using the majority of electricity in your home.
Why is My AC Using so Much Electricity?
When it comes to what us using the majority of your electricity the appliances that you have top the list. The largest one happens to be the air conditioner. You may start to notice that your electric bill is much higher when you are in the hotter months such as summer. That is because you are using your air conditioner more in those months. It does actually pull quite a bit of energy and that means that you will see the influx in your bill. You want to make sure that you do what you can to have the AC running efficiently to ensure that you are reserving as much energy as you can.
Are Water Heaters Expensive to Run?
You may not realize that your water heater is another appliance that pulls quite a lot of your energy because it is a plumbing fixture. The fact is that the water heater still needs to create enough heat to warm the water but it does this in a continual basis. There are ways that you can make sure that your water heater is running efficient. You want to make sure that you keep the temperature adjusted to the right degree so that you have warm water but not overheating it.
Does a Tumble Clothes Dryer Use a Lot of Power?
The list of appliances that you will find that pull a decent amount of energy seem to be the ones that pull some kind of heat or cooling. That means that your clothes dryer is on the list as well. If you have a large family you know that you will be running laundry on a regular basis. The more that you use the dryer the higher your energy bill will be.
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Peterkin Electric can come out to make sure that you have the right wiring, outlets and fixtures to ensure you have an efficient home as well as upgrade your electrical panel to give you all the power you need to operate your appliances and other devices. Call us today to meet with one of our expert electricians.