Over time you can save a significant amount of money on your home’s utility bills by conserving energy. These tips are easy to do once you get started. You will also be helping the environment. Work with a trusted local licensed electrician for the best results.
The first step is hiring a licensed electrician to do an energy audit of your home or office to measure your electrical consumption. A profile of your energy usage will determine inefficiencies, find solutions, and calculate the possible savings from going green.
Lower Lighting Load
Lighting is responsible for up to 10% of an average home’s energy consumption. Numerous lighting fixtures can even increase interior temperatures.
Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs can lower energy usage by 75%, yet produce 5X more lumens per watt than incandescent lights. Simple upgrades such as using more energy-efficient bulbs can result in a great return on your energy expenses.
Turning Off Lights
For energy savings, turn off light fixtures using incandescent bulbs whenever a room is not being used. However, there is a different approach for fluorescent lighting. For rooms that use fluorescents, only turn off the lights if a space won’t be used for more than 15 minutes.
Energy Star Appliances
Media equipment, major appliances, and smaller devices contribute up to 20% of a home’s electrical usage. Modern Energy Star models are at least 15% more efficient in terms of electrical consumption than conventional versions.
By decreasing the thermostat setting by 15 degrees for eight hours daily, you can lessen heating/cooling costs by 15% annually. Programmable thermostats can easily be put on pre-set schedules to save on energy costs during sleeping hours or while you are away at work.
Electrical Services You Can Trust
Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:
• Standby Generator Installation
• Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
• Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
• Structured Cabling
• Circuit Breaker Replacement
Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.