Energy Saving Tips
Reducing Your Electricity Use
A task easier said then done, you can reduce your homes electricity by focusing on where and how you use electricity in the following areas.
Appliances and Electronics
Purchasing energy-efficient products and operating them efficiently is the first step in the right direction. Appliances are responsible for about 20% of your energy bills.
The use of new lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in homes by 50%-75%, which means money stays in your pocket!
- Dimmers- Provides variable lighting reducing wattage
- Motion Sensors- Automatically turn lights on when motion is detected
- Occupancy Sensors- Automatically turn lights on when activity is detected in a certain area
- Photosensors- Automaticaly turn on lights when ambient lighting is sensed
- Timers- Lights turned off and on automaticaly
Electric Space Heating and Cooling
Heating and Cooling are about 56% of an average homes energy cost. Replacing or upgrading an existing heating and cooling system with newer more efficient equipment will help lower your monthly bills.
Electric Water Heating
Water heating can account for roughly 14%-25% of energy consumed in your home. Selecting a new and energy-efficient water heater and going off-peak is another way of keeping your monthly bills down.