Chances are you’re making at least one New Year’s resolution this year, and you’re not alone. In fact, some experts estimate that almost half of Americans make one. However, recent research from the University of Scranton suggests that just eight percent of people actually accomplish their New Year’s goals.
Whether you’re striving to live healthier, go green or save money in the new year, there are ways your home systems can play a role in achieving your goals.
Follow these tips from Mister Sparky® to make simple home improvements that keep you in that elite percent of the resolution-making population who lives up to their New Year’s resolutions.
- Looking to get healthier in the New Year? Don’t discount your quality of sleep. To help get the best and deepest sleep possible, use blackout curtains or a sleep shade to block out artificial light. Research has proven that artificial light suppresses melatonin production, which is essential to get deep restorative sleep.
- Trying to save money? A simple start is to switch out old light bulbs. By replacing all of the regular incandescent light bulbs in your home with new CF or LED lights, you’ll help save energy and money on your utility bill. Up to a whopping 98 percent of the energy incandescent bulbs consume is wasted as heat, not light.
- Want to save the planet? Go green by being mindful of your appliance usage. Help save the planet by simply unplugging electrical appliances when you’re not using them. This could help reduce one percent of CO2 emissions.
Call a Mister Sparky electrician today to learn about our special New Year’s offers and discover more upgrades and ways your electricity use could potentially help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions.