Leave The Lights On
You may already know that compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) use about 75% less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs and can last up to ten times longer.What you may not know:Turning off CFLs when exiting a room for less than 15 minutes costs more than leaving them on. So if you are likely to be back in that part of your house within 15 minutes, leave the lights on to save money!
Use Task Lighting
Why pay to brightly light an entire room if you’re working in just a portion of it? Instead, try focusing light only where you need it: on your desk when paying bills in your home office, under the kitchen cabinets when chopping ingredients for dinner, or on a side table when reading in bed.
Install Ceiling Fans
Moving air tends to help you feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, allowing for lower wintertime and higher summertime thermostat settings, in turn saving you a lot of money on your bill. The effect is equivalent to about 4 Degrees Fahrenheit, and using less energy than air conditioners and furnaces in doing so.
Routine Maintenance On Your Electrical System
Specifically, your electrical panel. It is one of the most important parts of your home’s electrical system. It constantly distributes and receives electricity. The panel protects your home from power surges and other possible hazards. A loose connection in your panel will cause a big power draw and more heat. This can lead to higher energy usage and potentially a fire. Regular maintenance is recommended once a year, by a qualified electrician, to help reduce energy usage and breakdowns and to potentially save you money.
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