Ways To Reduce The Electric Bill

July 15, 2015

High Bills

With the cost of electricity climbing higher every year, homeowners are looking for ways to shave a few dollars off that utility bill.

Here are some things you can do to reduce the cost and amount of energy consumption in your home.

  • Install timers so bath fans don’t run unnecessarily, “an hour per shower” is generally enough. Reducing the length of every shower by just 1 minute translates into a $23/per person saving each year.
  • An occupancy sensor for the garage, pantry or closet turns the lights off automatically after you have left the room and shut the door.
  • Compact Fluorescent bulbs use 75% less energy and last 7 times longer than Incandescent bulbs.
  • LED light bulbs use 90% less energy and last 10 times longer than Incandescent bulbs.
  • Dimmers help set the mood in any room. If you dim down by only 15%, you save electricity and can double the life of your lamps.
  • Reversible ceiling fans save 10% on heating bills by bringing the warmer air near the ceiling down to where you need it.
  • Ceiling fans will make a room feel several degrees cooler in summer, reducing the need to run the air conditioner.
  • Programmable timers automatically operate landscape lights, outdoor lighting (sometimes left on for days at a time) and inside lighting, also giving your home a “lived-in” appearance when you are away for an extended period of time.

Small changes made in several areas of your home will translate into reduced energy consumption and, therefore, reduce the bottom line on the electric bill.

If you have any questions, or require more information, please call us at any of the numbers listed on our contact page.

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