Useful Ideas to Save Electricity at Your Place
Nobody likes to pay bills, and with the current uncertainty of the world around us the less money you have to give up for utilities the better. Thankfully, when it comes to energy bills, you hold a lot of power in reducing your own costs. Our electrical services span everything from upgrades to complete overhauls, but we’re also not above the little things. Home energy varies from house to house, but our expert electrical contractors at Wireman Electric have been around long enough to know some of the best ideas for saving electricity at your place. If you would like to save some cash on your electric bill this month, trust the best Vancouver electrician team and take these useful ideas to heart!
Utilize Electric Heaters
In certain circumstances, using portable electric heaters in specific rooms can be much more efficient than heating your entire home with a thermostat. If you only mostly use one or two rooms in your home, why unnecessarily heat the entire building? If you do need to heat your entire home, turning down your thermostat by just a single degree can have a major impact on your overall heating bill.
Install Energy Saving Lightbulbs
Many electrical contractors have been recommending energy-saving lightbulbs for years. This trend has been on the rise for some time now, and it is becoming more and more clear why. Energy-saving bulbs truly do work. These bulbs last longer and could save you hundreds of dollars over the course of their lifetime. When shopping for new bulbs, LEDs are the most energy-efficient, using nearly 90% less energy than standard bulbs. That means they could pay for themselves in a matter of months!
Be Mindful When Replacing Appliances
If you are doing a remodel or renovation, replace your appliances with energy-efficient models. There are many options on the market, and the technology has come a long way since its innovation. Energy-efficient washers, dryers, and dishwashers can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of their lifetime and will provide substantial savings on your monthly electric bills. When running your appliances, try to do so only when they are full.
Be Mindful of Plugged-In Gadgets
While seemingly not much of an impact, leaving electrical gadgets plugged in when not in use does add to your energy bill. Even computers, phones, and tablets left on standby are drawing unnecessarily from your electrical services. Depending on what you have plugged in, and for how long, you could save a small chunk of change each year by simply using outlets for your gadgets only when necessary.
As the premier group of Vancouver electricians, our team at Wireman Electric has seen it all. With combined decades of experience, we’re here to help you with any electrical services you may need. No project is too large or too small, and we genuinely just appreciate lending a hand when needed. If you are looking for more energy-saving tips or are perhaps ready to tackle a big electrical project, give us a call today. Our passionate staff at Wireman Electric is always eager to help.