Energy Efficient Upgrades can make a huge difference when it comes to your electric bill. With today’s electricity demands reaching all-time highs, the importance for energy efficiency is more important than ever. Beyond just saving money, it can make for a safer environment, cleaner air quality, and more effective appliances.
First and foremost JDV Electric recommends considering LED lighting wherever suitable inside and outside of your house. LED lighting is 85% more energy efficient than incandescent or halogen bulbs. A common qualm many people had with LED bulbs in the past was their harsh white color, but lucky for us that is no longer in issue. Most hardware and electricity stores carry LED bulbs in all different color tones, including a much warmer white! An LED bulb’s average energy usage floats around 8 to 9 watts while a traditional bulb’s usage can reach upwards of 65 watts per light! Even the little things matter when trying to minimize stress and maximize budget, and along with LED bulbs, we recommend:
At JDV, our priority is your safety and efficiency, even after our electricians are done with their job. That’s why we over several money-saving tips you can do at home to save money beyond our expert installations and adjustments:
HVAC: Having your climate control system maintained regularly means it doesn’t have to work as hard to heat and cool your home. In addition, insulation, ceiling fans, and properly sealed windows & doors help to keep air inside and circulating.
Appliances: Properly maintained and monitored electronics go a long way to shave down your utility costs. Unplugging unused appliances and using sleep mode whenever available will go a long way in adding savings.
Water: Washing with cold water whenever possible cuts down on energy costs consumed by your water heater. This is especially effective with electric water heaters. Reducing your water heater’s temperature also helps to reach maximum temp quicker.
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