1. INSTALL EFFICIENT LIGHTBULBS AND LIGHT FIXTURES
Old fluorescent bulbs and outdated light fixtures consume far more energy than modern bulbs and fixtures. To achieve the same amount of light coverage while drastically reducing energy consumption. Consider installing modern LED lights and swapping out old fixtures for new units with built-in LED lighting. It is also possible to reduce energy costs without reducing visibility by using natural light during the day instead of turning on your lights.
2. UTILIZE A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
For the average home, temperature control represents one of the largest energy expenses every year. To reduce these energy costs, many homeowners are switching to programmable or smart thermostats. Depending on whether you are at home or away, these units allow you to set different temperatures. Further reducing energy consumption and wear on your heater/air conditioner. Apps are available for many of these devices that allow manual adjustments from anywhere at any time.
3. PURCHASE HIGH-QUALITY WINDOWS AND INSULATION
Temperature control often overlooks insulation and windows. Cheap insulation and thin windows can cause the interior of your home to be more susceptible to extreme external temperatures. Further requires your furnace or air conditioner to work harder to maintain a comfortable environment. Quality insulation and thick windows can pay for themselves through consistent energy savings. As well as noise reduction, and enhanced comfort, making them well worth the investment.
4. USE COLD WATER WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Heating water consumes more energy than most homeowners think, especially for prolonged showers and washing clothes. Despite years of washing with hot water, most modern washing machines and clothes are made for cold water. This allows you to use cold water to achieve the same level of cleanliness while cutting down on energy usage.
Get in touch with Right Electric to learn more about energy efficiency for your home or to discuss your electrical project. Contact us here or call us at 908-568-8000.