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DIY Energy Saving Projects

Did you know that a typical American family spends roughly $2,000 each year on home energy bills? While it’s inevitable that we spend some money on energy, you can drastically cut down on costs this season. Take a peek at some of the DIY projects below and start saving today!

Lower Water Heater Temperature

Find that you have plenty of hot water for the whole family to shower in the morning? Find yourself not needing to turn the faucet all the way to the hot side? You may be able to turn the temperature down on your water heater. Every degree counts!

Turn Off The Lights

Heading out for the day or night? Sure, we don’t blame you for leaving a light or two on for security purposes, but make sure you turn the lights off in most rooms of the house. Even if you have LED bulbs installed, it’s still costing you money if they’re on.

Unplug Appliances When They’re Not In Use

Even if your appliances aren’t turned on, they’re still consuming energy if they’re plugged in. Unplug toasters, cell phone chargers and coffee makers until you need them.

Weatherstrip Windows and Doors

Notice that your windows and doors are letting in cool drafts? Plug up gaps and cracks with weatherstripping or caulk.

Lon Lockwood Electric provides complete residential electrical service in Rochester including towns such as Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Mendon, Henrietta, Greece, Gates, Chili, Irondequoit, Charlotte, Ontario and surrounding towns. Call us today at (585) 766-4702.