While a full-fledged energy audit is the best way to find the most effective means for saving money and reducing energy consumption, we understand that it can take time. Looking for a few quick and easy ways to start cutting costs right now? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.
- Use electricity sparingly. Unplug devices when they’re not in use and try to use electricity during off-peak hours. Utility companies tend to increase costs during peak hours, or when most of your neighbors are using their devices at the same time. Smart meters and home energy management systems are great ways to monitor consumption.
- Swap out your old inefficient light bulbs with LEDs. LEDs produce less heat and require much less energy to operate than standard incandescents.
- Incorporate passive solar design concepts into your home wherever possible and upgrade to energy efficient windows. If your heating and cooling systems are more than 10 years old, you may want to consider upgrading to more energy-efficient models.
- Consider switching to a water heater that doesn’t use electricity. If you must stick with one that uses electricity, make sure it’s an energy efficient system.
Have questions about your home’s electrical system or how you can reduce consumption this season? Don’t hesitate to give the expert electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric a call today! We specialize in residential installation, repair and maintenance and would love to speak with you.