As an electrician, we get asked all the time how to save money on energy bills. It seems that next to the house payment or car payment, the power bill is one of the largest bills we pay each month. There are lots of reasons for this, but there are also things you can do to significantly reduce your energy usage and thus, your energy bills. Not only does this make for a happier wallet, but also a happier environment. Saving energy is one of the greenest things we can do to be kind to the planet but most people just don’t know how. We live in a society with more gadgets and computers than ever, and just keeping all these things charged takes a lot of electricity. Your Myrtle Beach electrician can come make some minor changes in your home to help you save money on your power bills, and will also give you some tips and pointers for reducing your usage, as well as making it more energy efficient.
Tips On Saving From Your Neighborhood Electrician….
There’s lots of things you can do to reduce your energy consumption, but in this article, we want to talk about how to increase the effectiveness of your electrical system. Let’s look at some of the ways you can increase energy efficiency in your home. Of course, you should make a habit of powering down electronics when you’re not using them, turn off the TV or other appliances when they’re not in use. Don’t leave overhead lights on when you are not in the room. This is all common sense if you think about it, and any electrician Myrtle Beach will tell you that making some small changes will really add up in savings over the long haul.
Consider these things for increasing energy efficiency in your home:
As your light bulbs burn out, begin replacing them with the newer halogen bulbs that save power. Lots of changes have been made to these bulbs recently that solve some of the original concerns about these new light bulbs. The fact is that you can save up to 80% with the power saving variety of bulbs whereas the old incandescent bulbs burn far more energy and get much hotter. The newer lightbulbs are also far less hot, making them safer. They do cost more on the front end, so if you can’t replace the house all at once, then just do it as the regular bulbs burn out and eventually replace all the bulbs in your home. They used to not be used with dimmers and took a bit of time to warm up all the way, frustrating people when they wanted full light instantly. The newer light bulbs will warm up faster now and they are also approved to safely be used with a dimmer switch.
Use dimmer switches—they will save you money by not burning lights, or lamps at full power. If you don’t need the full light in hallways, decks, or even bedrooms, then using a dimmer switch is a great way to get the light you need and still save money. This can go a long way to saving some serious cash!
Another big time waste or electricity is the overuse of our washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, and other major appliances. If you have any older appliances at all, you could probably save money by replacing them with high efficiency models. This can be costly, so you can just do one thing at a time, eventually replacing your older appliances with newer models that save energy. You will see the savings on your bills each month!
Every home owner needs a good relationship with the many service vendors, including a good electrical contractor, that offer the various services you will need as a homeowner.
For more tips on saving on your power bills, contact us today at MB Electrician Pros. We are your friendly neighborhood electricians and we know our stuff!
MB Electrician Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577