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Top Homeowner Tips to Save Energy

Every homeowner wishes they could save more money on their utility bill at the end of the month. They might turn off the lights when they leave the room and set the thermostat a little bit higher during the summer months. With the help of a professional electrician, you could keep more money in your pocket by making some simple changes. Here are a few suggestions:

Upgrade your lights

Are you still using incandescent lights throughout your home with lamps and overhead lighting? It’s time for you to start saving energy and upgrade your lights to fluorescent bulbs or LED lights. These lights are designed to last for longer periods of time with some lasting more than a decade. Not only will you save money on the electric bill at the end of the month, you will also save when you don't need to purchase new light bulbs all the time.

Update to energy-saving appliances

You might be holding onto that refrigerator until the day it finally dies, but your electrician could tell you that it’s wasting energy. Old models are extremely inefficient compared to the newer ones on the market today. By choosing energy-efficient appliances, you can make a worthwhile investment into your home.

Install a smart thermostat

The most significant source of energy consumption in a home is usually the HVAC system. You could save more money by installing a programmable smart thermostat. According to Energy Star, you could save up to $200 a year by adjusting your thermostat at night and during work hours. Normally, a programmable thermostat allows you to automatically change the temperature at set times during the day. A smart thermostat takes things one step further and gives you tips to save energy based on your current usage habits. This is a great way to monitor your home’s energy use from your smartphone and make things more comfortable in your home all at the same time.

Ask a Boston-based electrician to survey your home

A professional electrician can inspect your current home to determine where most of your energy is going. They can identify appliances that might not be extremely energy-efficient or sound systems that aren’t wired properly. Based on their evaluation, you might have a more clear-cut way to save money on your energy bill. It does require an initial investment but the savings should pay off in the long run.

Are you ready to make some major changes to your home and start saving money? Reach out today!

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