When it comes to your home and your electrical services you probably don’t want to spend more than you absolutely have to, right? You want to be sure that your home is as energy efficient as possible and that means finding some ways that you can cut your costs and make the most out of your energy. These are some important things to keep in mind as you work on optimizing your Myrtle Beach, SC home. You might be able to cut your bills more than you think.
Switch to LED
If you currently use incandescent light bulbs you’re spending more than you need to be on electrical services. LED lights are going to be a whole lot brighter and they’re going to cost you a whole lot less to run. In fact, they could save you huge amounts on your bills every month and even you might be surprised what it could mean for you to switch and use even the exact same amount of light as before. Using your lights just as much but using them as LED lights instead is going to save you a whole lot of money.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Your thermostat is probably working okay, but it’s not as efficient on your electrical services as it could be and the less efficient it is the more it’s going to cost you in the long run. So, you want to find a programmable thermostat that you can install in your home. This is going to help you cut the electrical service that you’re using and it’s going to make sure that your home is comfortable when you’re there but not wasting a whole lot of energy when you’re not, which is what happens normally.
With this type of thermostat you’re going to have the ability to choose when the heat or air goes on and when it doesn’t. If you’re not home there’s no reason for that heat or air conditioning to be running and your thermostat will be able to sense those times of the day. If you’re going to be home or you’re coming home you can set the thermostat to get your home to the perfect temperature just before you get there. But you’re not paying for that perfect temperature and electrical services when no one is using it.
Use Body Heat
When you have a lot of people in your home you actually don’t need the heat to be turned up quite so high. The more people in your home the more body heat they’re going to give off and that means they’re going to make the house feel a whole lot warmer. You can even turn the heat down a little bit and it still might feel even warmer than you normally want it to be. In fact, you might even notice that your home is at the temperature you’re most comfortable at without needing the heat at all.
Switch to Energy Star
Energy Star is a special rating that says your appliances are using less energy and they’re going to be more efficient. If you have Energy Star rated appliances it means that they’re going to take care of doing whatever they’re supposed to be doing but they’re not going to waste a whole lot of energy while they’re doing it. That’s going to be a whole lot better for your budget in the long run because you can use your appliances the same way that you normally would but you won’t pay for them the same as before.
What you need to keep in mind about these electrical services, however, is the fact that you’re going to have to pay more up front to get new appliances. The best way to do this one is to start slowly and gradually replacing the appliances that you’re using so you can make sure you’re getting the best value out of them. If you go out and replace everything right now you could end up spending a whole lot more and not seeing a lot of benefit for a long time. Going slow will be your best option.
Keep the Oven Closed
Do you ever really think about just how much power it takes for your oven to do what it’s supposed to do? It takes a whole lot and if you’re constantly opening and closing the oven door you’re making it less efficient than it should be. The same is true about your fridge, which should be left closed as much as possible so it doesn’t need to kick on the electricity and kick up the energy just so it can do the job it’s supposed to do, which is keep your food cold. The more you keep these doors closed the better it’s going to be for your bills.
Cut Down Lighting
Now, if you can cut down on the amount of lighting that you use it’s definitely going to keep your bills down as well. If you are using your electrical services all the time you’re going to spend a lot more. On the other hand, if you can cut how much you’re using your lights by even a few minutes a day you’ll start to see dramatic decreases in your bills. This is even more true when it comes to using LED lights and cutting down the amount of time you’re using them.
When you’re ready to start making some improvements in your electrical services make sure you give our team a call at Mister Sparky® of Myrtle Beach. Our team is ready to help you with anything that you might need and you’re definitely going to be more than happy with the job we do. We can perform any of the electrical services that you might need, and we’ll do it when it’s convenient for you. All you need to do is give us a call and let us know what you need. We can schedule your electrical services anytime.