Many homeowners don’t know how easy it is to make their homes more energy-efficient. That’s something we want to change.
It doesn’t require a large investment or drastic changes to drive down your energy bills. In fact, you can save thousands of dollars on electricity by implementing a number of small changes.
However, with that said, every household has its own needs and requirements, and for homeowners who want to learn about the newest, most cutting-edge home energy efficiency solutions, our highly-experienced, licensed electricians can conduct a thorough inspection of your home and recommend energy efficiency solution that will suit you best.
But for the meanwhile, here are some pro tips on improving home energy efficiency.
A Little Thermostat Adjustment
This may come as a surprise, but even the minutest of temperature variations can affect your home’s energy efficiency significantly. Setting the thermostat at 78 degrees or higher during the warm summer months, and 68 degrees or lower during winter, can help you drive down your energy consumption greatly.
Another thing that can make a huge difference to your electricity bill is natural sunlight. Keep your blinds and curtains closed in the summers to keep the sun’s heat out, and keep them open in the colder months. When the amount of sunlight entering your home is regulated, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work too hard to maintain a comfortable indoor environment.
Unplug Devices and Appliances When You’re Done Using Them
The majority of us don’t turn off and unplug household devices when we’re done using them. This can have a huge impact on your home’s energy efficiency. Therefore, unplugging electronics, like charging devices for phones, laptops, and cameras can help you keep the energy bills down.
For such devices, we recommend that you use a power strip, so you can turn multiple devices off with the flick of a single switch.
Switch to LED Lights
11% of the average American household’s energy budget goes towards lighting. Conventional incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs only convert around 10% of the energy they consume into light, while the remaining 90% is lost as heat.
On the other hand, newer lighting technologies, such as LEDs, are much more energy-efficient. LEDs are 6-7 times more energy-efficient compared to incandescent lightbulbs and can reduce energy usage by more than 80%.
Whether you want a few light fixtures installed, or need complete home wiring replacement, you can rely on BG Electric Service LLC to get the job done on time and within budget. One of Philadelphia’s leading electricians, they provide services to both residential and commercial clients. Get in touch to schedule an appointment.