More and more homeowners are seeking recommendations from their local electrician on how to more effectively reduce their electrical consumption. Aside from generating savings, many homeowners are looking to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Regardless of the season, it helps for homeowners to learn the following tips to help them save on electricity as well as live a greener lifestyle.
Save on your lighting consumption
According to many electrical experts and your local electrician in Myrtle Beach, 25% of the electricity you consume every month is used to power your lighting fixtures. Thus, if you want to generate savings on your electricity, it is highly recommended that you start with your lighting fixtures.
If you are still using incandescent bulbs, you should consider replacing them with compact fluorescent lighting instead. Aside from using less electricity – approximately 75% less than incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs also last longer than other light bulbs available in the market today. Thus, if you use compact fluorescent light bulbs, you are not only generating savings on your electricity use. You also generate savings on maintenance costs. In addition to compact fluorescent lighting, you can also consider using LED lamps and holiday lights. These also use less electricity but shine brighter and last longer than incandescent bulbs.
Another great way to save on your lighting bills is to invest in motion sensor lights. These are great for big families that have kids who tend to forget to switch off the lights in rooms that are not in use. Instead of constantly reminding them, you can install motion sensors on your light fixtures so they will only switch on when someone is in the room. And if they sense no movement in the room, they will automatically be switched off.
Motion sensors are also great for your outdoor and security lighting. According to experts, these light fixtures are the ones that homeowners often tend to forget to switch off in the morning. MB Electrician Pros can assist you with the installation of motion sensors to your light fixtures. They can also provide you with additional tips to help generate savings on your electricity bills.
Your local electrician on maintaining your appliances
Electrical engineers agree that proper maintenance and use of your appliances greatly help in reducing your monthly electricity bills. Note that most of today’s appliances are consuming a lot of electricity especially since many homeowners leave them plugged in even when they are not in use. Such appliances and gadgets include your TV, home entertainment systems, computers and chargers for smart phones, tablets and laptops.
If you prefer not to consistently plug in your gadgets and appliances every time you need to use them, especially if you use them for the most part of the day, you can opt to invest in power strips. Plug your appliances and gadgets in a power strip and simply switch it on when you need to use your TV or computer. Switch the power strip off when you’re done using the appliance or before you go to bed. Power strips are especially helpful if you plan on leaving for a weekend vacation or staying in a friend’s house for the night.
Aside from this, it is also highly recommended for homeowners to learn how to properly and more efficiently care for their appliances. Keep in mind that appliances that are not maintained properly do not work efficiently and, thus, consume more electricity. Below are some easy ways on how to properly take care of your appliances:
• Regularly clean air conditioners. Replace or wash filters often especially if you use air conditioners for longer periods of time. Also, make sure the area around your air conditioners are properly shaded and not cluttered with debris such as fallen leaves and broken branches.
• After using your dryer, make sure you clean the lint trap to prevent debris accumulation, which may cause clogging and result in unnecessary problems to your dryer. It also helps if you clean out the hoses regularly.
• Do not overload your washer whenever washing clothes. Take note of the maximum amount of clothes that you can load for each wash.
• If you need to replace your appliances, choose ones that have the Energy Star label as these are proven and tested to use less electricity and be more eco-friendly.
For more information on saving electricity, speak with an electrician from MB Electrician Pros now.
MB Electrician Pros
5335 N. Kings Hwy #211
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577