Saving electricity and gas makes sense, because by reducing your energy consumption you not only lower your daily costs, but also make an important contribution to environmental protection and sustainability. With bills on the increase, we look at how lowering your energy bills with a good electrician can make a positive impact on your finances with some simple advice.
Inspections and maintenance
A regular inspection or maintenance schedule from your local electrician is the top way to make sure the electrical components in your home are safe while lowering your energy bills at the same time. Upon inspection, your electrician can spot poor wiring and old sockets which could be costing you money and pose a threat to safety.
Energy efficient lighting
When you switch to energy-efficient lighting, you can light your home using the same amount of light for less money by simply switching to LED lights. If you are still using incandescent light bulbs, switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills and a good electrician can help you make the switch by installing efficient lighting such as LEDs to help drop those energy bills. Energy-efficient lighting not only helps lower electricity bills but also carbon dioxide emissions, all without reducing the quality of light in our homes. If you replace all the bulbs in your home with LED lights, you could reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40kg a year.
Energy efficient appliances
Newer, more energy-efficient washers and dryers use a fraction of the energy that older models consume. In fact, the savings from replacing older models will pay for the machines within just a few years. Today’s refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens are also more efficient. Nearly 15% of your homes energy consumption comes from appliances, so savings can add up quickly. If cost is an issue, small changes, with smaller appliances being changed will still be more cost effective.
Smart home devices like thermostats and appliances are highly efficient because they can automatically adjust to changing energy needs. Plus, they can detect inefficiencies so electricity, water and gas waste can be minimised, resulting in your energy consumption being reduced when smart devices are used in your home. Wall-outlet timers can switch off televisions, computers, lamps, radios and other energy appliances, whilst motion-detector switches can help you save money on outdoor lighting while providing cost-effective security to your home.
A skilled team will be able to assess your home energy needs before they run up your monthly bills.
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