How to Save Money on your Electrical Bill
Tis the season for higher utility bills. Most homeowners see an increase in their electric utility bill once temperatures start dropping and fluctuating dramatically.
Fortunately, there are universal ways homeowners can save on their electrical bill:
- LED Lighting – LED lightbulbs have become popular for their energy efficiency. LED bulbs use 90% less energy than incandescent lighting. Start by replacing your most used light bulbs with LED and once other bulbs cease to work, make the change to LED light bulbs throughout your entire home.
- Ceiling Fans and Dimmer Switches – Ceiling fans are not the top fixture that comes to mind during the cooler months here in the south. However, ceiling fans can help circulate the heat from your HVAC system as well as, fire place. Dimmer switches can help you use only the amount of light you need, using less electricity in the process.
- Smart Power Strips – Phantom loads of electricity occur from electric usage of televisions, DVD players, game systems, stereos, computers and more. A smart power strip can detect when these devices are in stand-by mode or if, turning off power to that plug on the power strip.
- Repair/Replace Outdated Appliances – Always act sooner than later if an appliance seems to not be working at its full potential. Most appliances on the market today are Energy Star rated models. This means that the appliance efficiently uses less energy for the same performance of older models.
For any electrical update, repair or installation our team of licensed professionals at www.NCHomeElectric.com can help with any aspect of your project. We would be happy to help with any of your needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (919)868-3585.