Raise your hand if you like to spend more money on your electrical bill than you have to! Obviously we can’t see you, but we’re assuming that not a single one of you has your hands raised. No one likes spending their hard-earned cash on unnecessarily high bills! Whether your bill is higher than it usually is or you are just looking to reduce your energy usage and save a little bit of money, we’ve got some tips for you! If you would like more information or are in need of an electrician in Goodyear, then be sure to contact us at Mr. Sunshine’s Home Services today.
Replace Your Light Bulbs
One sure-fire and quick way to save money is to replace the old incandescent and/or CFL bulbs throughout your home with LEDs. It has been found that over a ten year period, an average 60-watt LED bulb would cost around $18. CFLs would cost up to $90! As a bonus, government-backed rebates are available in some situations for using Energy Star light bulbs and/or products.
Unplug Appliances When Not in Use
This one should probably go without saying, but it is something that we all struggle with. Turn off your electronics when you are not using them! We know that it can be incredibly easy to forget, but you are basically just throwing your money away when you keep unused appliances on when not in use. The same goes for the lights throughout your house. If you leave a room that you are not immediately going to return to, then remember to flick that light switch.
Going green is not only great for the environment, but it is also great for your wallet. There are many ways in which you can do this, and we can help. One option is to have our reliable electrical technicians retrofit the HVAC system in your household. We will install a programmable thermostat that will control how much energy you are consuming. Another choice is to have solar panels installed with are able to harness the energy you require.
Install Ceiling Fans
By installing ceiling fans in every room of your home, this will help you to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter without having to only rely on your A/C unit or your furnace. Just remember what we mentioned earlier about having appliances running when they aren’t necessary.
Check That Your Appliances Are Working Properly
If your HVAC system or any other appliance is on the fritz, it is likely going to try and work overtime in order to do its job. This means that more energy is being consumed. If your electrical bills have skyrocketed in recent months, you are going to want to have everything checked to ensure that they are working properly.
To learn more or to speak with an electrician in Goodyear about ways in which we can help to reduce your electric bill, or if you just require our electrical services, then go ahead and give us a call.