Now that the weather is getting nicer and the days are getting longer, homeowners across the country could begin seeing spikes in energy bills. Keeping a comfortable home during the warmer months is not always a simple task and it often causes your wallet to take a hit, but you don’t have to become a victim.
Follow the tips below to cut back on energy consumption throughout the house this spring:
- Replace old light bulbs. By replacing just 5 of the most frequently used bulbs around your home to energy-efficient LED bulbs can save you nearly $75 a year in energy costs. Keep in mind that the more bulbs you upgrade, the more money you’ll save.
- Use electronic power strips. Have multiple devices plugged into wall outlets throughout your home? Consider purchasing a power strip and turning it off when the items are not in use. Doing so can save you up to $100 a year.
- Upgrade to ENERGY STAR appliances. They consume much less energy than older models of equipment and can save you around $750 over the lifetime of the equipment. Keep in mind that some large appliances, like the refrigerator and washing machine, often require special wiring and specific outlets. Contact your electrician for more information.
When it comes to providing Rochester homeowners with tips on saving energy, we’ve got you covered! Be sure to connect with Lon Lockwood Electric on Facebook for everything you need to know and give us a call at (585) 766-4702 when you need electrical service.