How Your Electrician Can Help You Save Money
It’s no secret that electricity is one of our most used utilities. And while electricity brings us some comfortable living, it can be expensive. Here are eight ways your electrician can help you save money:
1. Energy-efficient light bulbs:
Electricians can install LED or CFL blubs throughout your building. Not only do these bulbs use less energy than other lightbulbs, but they can also last ten times longer. Lower electricity bills and not needing to replace the bulbs often sounds like a win-win!
2. Occupancy sensors:
Say goodbye to forgetting to turn off the lights when you leave a room. Electricians can install occupancy sensors to turn the lights off for you. This results in reduced energy consumption and of course, lower electric bills.
3. Solar panels:
Although solar panels may be more expensive initially, they can save you money in the long run. Electricians can assist you in choosing and installing the right fit for your needs. Once installed, you can feel great knowing you’re using inexhaustible, renewable energy without worrying about releasing pollutants into the air.
4. Update your electrical panel:
An outdated electrical panel could increase your electric bills and be a potential fire hazard. This is something you want to leave to the pros. Electricians can ensure your electric panels are not overloaded and install a more energy-efficient model.
5. Programmable thermostats:
Programmable thermostats can set temperatures depending on the time of day. When you’re away or sleeping, you can set lower temperatures. Using an electrician during installation can save you money on heating and cooling costs.
6. Perform energy audits:
Conducting an energy audit is one way to identify ways to save energy and lower electric bills. Once an electrician performs an energy audit, they will be able to recommend how to increase energy efficiency on your property.
7. Seal leaks:
Weatherstripping prevents heat from escaping through crevices in your doors and windows. Using insulation is another way to protect against summer heat and cool winters. Additional air leaks in your building can let heat or cold air escape, driving up costs. Electricians know how to inspect your building to find and take care of leaks, saving you money on heating and cooling costs.
8. Updated appliances:
Older appliances tend to consume more energy resulting in higher costs. Electricians can install ENERGY STAR appliances that use less energy than traditional models to help lower those electric costs.
NEEC can recommend the best steps in your particular situation. Whether residential or commercial electrical work or installation is needed, we’re happy to help you find the solutions that work best for your property, year-round. Contact us today to get started.