You know that lots of your hard earned money goes toward paying your energy bills each month, that goes without saying. But have you ever realized where your dollars are allocated and which appliances and electrical devices are making the biggest dent in your wallet? Understanding your home energy usage can help you make smarter decisions that can save you energy and money in the long run.
A Typical Household’s Energy Use
Did you know that heating accounts for as much as 63% of a typical household’s energy usage? Luckily we are in the middle of spring and looking forward to summer, so we can focus more on cooling and less on heating in the upcoming months. Your computers and other electronic devices only use about 6% of your total energy consumption and the same goes for lighting. Depending on the size of your house, the amount of people in your household and the temperature outside, energy consumption will vary – but this gives you a general idea about how much energy some of the devices in your house consume.
When Is Energy The Cheapest?
Did you know that energy prices vary depending on the time of day? Some power companies charge slightly less for energy at night than during “peak” hours of the day. So if possible, hold off until nighttime to use your electronic devices. You might see some big savings.
For more information about the best times to consume energy, or to find out about how energy efficient products can be beneficial contact Lon Lockwood Electric. Our expert electricians are always glad to answer any and all of your questions!