Going green is the big rage nowadays and why not, it helps save money and our planet. If you have been thinking of ways you can help reduce your carbon footprint then the first place you should look is your home. With energy prices on the rise, it is time you start thinking about how you can increase your electrical efficiency to help reduce your energy bill.
CFL's are 4 times more efficient and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent. CFL's are now dimmable.
Replace magnetic-style ballasts with electronic-style ballasts that are more energy efficient and utilize energy-compliant T-8 lamps. T-12 lamps are no longer available due to the Energy Policy Act.
Ceiling fans allow you to decrease your thermostat by several degrees while using very minimal energy. In the summer ceiling fans will pull the air up and in the winter they will push it down. Prior to reversing motors on ceiling fans, they would only be utilized in the summertime season.
Theseits are called Energy Star. Be sure when purchasing new appliances that they have this rating so you are able to benefit on tax credits/rebates.
The installation of a photocell sensor will detect light and turn a light fixture on or off according to the light level outside. The added controls for automatic light adjustment can significantly increase energy efficiency.
The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills - nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. Homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings. Most people while sleeping do not require as much heating/cooling when their body is at rest. Therefore using a setback method of programming can assist the consumer by only using heating and/or cooling when needed. This will allow for substantial savings.
green:Solar tubes allow you to switch off electric lights during the day, which provides savings on energy bills and also reduces environmental pollution.
Install Occupency Sensors where applicable:
Master Electrician Joey Bellosi of J&G Electric Co., Inc. takes us through a remodelling job including the installation of recess lighting as part of J&G Electric's
Go Green energy savings specialty service.