Do you cringe every time you open your electrical bill? Do you sometimes wonder if there are gremlins in your house turning on lights and running appliances when you’re not looking?
These days, everyone is looking for ways to save money, and for many home and business owners that means reducing the amount of energy that gets wasted every day.
In 2013, an updated analysis published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found that the USA is just 39 percent energy efficient. “Put another way,” explained the report’s authors, “more than half (i.e. 61 percent) of the energy that flows through our economy is ultimately wasted.”
As top residential electricians in the Jackson, Tennessee area, we believe it’s our job to help residential customers get the most out of their energy. Whether this is repairing faulty wiring, upgrading outlets, or helping them make the switch to a different type of lighting fixture, our technicians are always available.
In the meantime, here are a few energy-saving actions you can take at home.
1. Get Smart About Heating And Cooling
Controlling the climate inside your home accounts for a large portion of your energy bill. Keeping furnace filters clean ensures that heating and cooling uses the smallest amount of energy possible. Likewise, a programmable thermostat can make it easy to make sure you’re only paying to heat or cool your house during the hours that you’re actually inside it.
2. Upgrade To Smarter Light Bulbs
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, many residential and commercial customers are upgrading to LED lighting. Unlike incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent bulbs, LEDs have a much longer expected lifespan and waste far less electrical energy as heat.
3. Replace Outdated Appliances
They don’t make appliances like they used to, thank goodness. Refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and other large appliances are now designed to use as little energy as possible. Even if your fridge or washing machine still works, it could be costing you extra money in the form of wasted energy.
Remember, Delta Electrical is always available to handle larger upgrades and service inspections. Contact our experienced residential electricians today!