3 Electrical Services That Can Help Improve Home Energy Efficiency
With living costs skyrocketing and the threat of recession looming, more people are looking for ways to save money. Many simply cut back on their spending without realizing that there are more simple and less drastic ways to save. Improving home energy efficiency is one such way. Wondering how to make your home a more efficient place to live? Read this article below to find out the answer.
How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient?
Have your home energy consumption audited
If you look around your home, you will probably find a few electronic appliances plugged into the outlet but not in use. A kettle, a coffee maker, a phone charger, all these small appliances are important in promoting the comfort of our everyday lives. However, they don't have to be kept plugged in all the time. On average, our coffee machines are used 2-3 times a day at most, so keeping them plugged in 24/7 is completely unnecessary. Moreover, keeping them plugged in increases the chances of a fire hazard, leave alone the waste of energy. Have a licensed electrician in Toronto inspect your home and provide you with the energy consumption audit so you could see how much energy your home is using and where you can save.
Switch to LED lighting where possible
Even though fluorescent and incandescent lighting are considered an older style of lighting, they are still widely used these days. However, a few are aware that these two types of lighting are highly inefficient, when compared to LED lights. Incandescent light bulbs convert only about 10% of the energy into light, whereas the rest is released as heat. LED lights, on the other hand, use almost all the energy they consume to produce light, with only about 5% wasted as heat. LED lights are the most energy efficient lighting solution on the market these days. They are also very long-lasting. So, if you still rely on old school lighting solutions, consider hiring an electrical services company to replace them with LED lights.
Consider electrical upgrades
There are a few home upgrades that you can do to lower your home power usage. For example, automatic thermostats will turn on and off the heating or cooling systems or lower/raise the temperature to a comfortable level when necessary. If you are away from home, the heating/cooling system will be off, ensuring no energy is wasted on heating or cooling.
You can also install motion sensors to control the lights outside your home. For example, motion sensors in the front yard will turn the lights on when you are back from work late in the night. They also help improve the security of your property as they scare off intruders. You can install motion sensors anywhere on your property, but the best two places are front and back yards. Motion sensors are a great way to save money on electricity bills.
If you are looking for ways to improve your home energy efficiency and save on your utility bills, A.S. Electrical Services has you covered. In business since 2006, we have built a reputation of one of the most trusted and reliable electrical services companies in Toronto and the GTA area. Call us to get a professional opinion on how to make your home a better and more efficient place to live.