Think you need to invest hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, and make dozens of upgrades before you can finally start seeing a break in your energy bills? Think again. It’s actually quite simple and you can make a few quick changes on any given Saturday afternoon. After all, any small improvement will save you a few bucks and the more you’re willing to do, the more you’ll save!
Making The Switch
Did you know that Energy Star certified light bulbs use about 70 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer than those are not Energy Star certified? Sounds like a lot, right?
Well, knowing the above statistic, it might make a bit more sense to you that changing only 5 incandescent light bulbs over to Energy Star certified LED bulbs can save you $40 per year.
A Quick Math Lesson
Let’s do a little math… if you can save $40 per year by changing only 5 light bulbs, that means you can save upwards of $120 per year if you swap out 15. Best of all? You don’t need to do them all at once.
We recommend starting with the light bulbs in one room or area of the house and then tackling another room the next time you have a few spare minutes. Sooner than later, you’ll have all of the fixtures in the house running with LED bulbs and you’ll start to notice a major decline in your energy bills.
What’s more? You can get the same brightness (lumens) with LED bulbs with fewer watts. You’ll also need to replace the bulbs much less frequently both of which mean greater savings for you!
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started! And if you have any questions about which bulbs to choose or how to install them safely, don’t hesitate to call on the friendly electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric! We’ve been serving the entire Rochester area for years so you know you can count on us!