Five Energy Saving Tips
Happy Earth Day! There are many ways to take care of the Earth, today and every day, from planting a tree to avoiding littering. Did you know there are things you can do at home that will not only save the Earth, but will also save you money? Keep reading to find out just a few ways you can help out!
Use LED lightbulbs
Consider replacing your old lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs. LED lightbulbs use 75% less electricity than a standard incandescent bulb, in addition to lasting years longer.
Install ceiling fans
The weather is heating up and so is the load on your electrical system. The energy used by air conditioning units can make up to approximately 50% of your electrical bill! You can significantly reduce energy usage by installing ceiling fans. Always Affordable Electric is here to help with ceiling fan installations at any time of the year.
Upgrade to a smart thermostat
Smart thermostats can save you up to 15% on energy usage. Smart thermostats learn your habits, and adjust your home's temperature accordingly. Even better, you can control them right from your smartphone. With the money and energy saved each month, it is well worth the investment. Give Always Affordable Electric a call to install a smart thermostat today!
Use smart power strips
Did you know that your devices can continue to draw power when plugged in, even when not in use? Unplugging devices when they are not in use may be a hassle, but one way to combat this is to use smart power strips and outlets. Standby power in an average home can make up to 10% of your energy consumption. Smart power strips and outlets prevent standby energy from being drawn by allowing you to control when they are powered on or off.
Install light timers
Pool parties and BBQs are no fun in the dark. Outdoor lighting is a necessity in outdoor living areas. Whether you have string lights on your back patio or flood lights for security purposes, outdoor lighting can draw a significant amount of power. By installing light timers, you can automate your outdoor lighting system to accommodate your lifestyle. Always Affordable Electric is ready to install light timers to get your home ready for the summer.