It is time to talk dollar and cents. It is summer time and that means gas prices are going to go up. In fact, they already have. The cost of everything has gone up significantly in the past few months, including electricity. It makes sense to start looking for ways to save a few dollars here and there on the electric bill so you can still afford gas for your car and food for your family. An electrician in Pasadena has a few tips for you to help you reduce the amount of electricity you use on a monthly basis. You can always count on H Electric to provide you with information you need about energy savings.
Before you can truly start reducing your electric bill, you need to know what appliances in your home are driving the electric bill up. The biggest offender is your air conditioning unit. Its electricity demands are much higher than anything else in your house. By using ceiling fans, keeping the blinds closed and turning the thermostat up a couple of degrees, you can effectively reduce your Pasadena electric bill.
Your water heater is the next culprit. Limit hot showers and wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. Check the thermostat on your water heater. In many cases, it is turned up to a whopping 140 degrees. You could never use this hot of water on your skin without ending up being scalded. There is no point in heating the water to that point. Turn it down to 125 and you can save money.
Lighting is often the first thing you think of when you consider ways to reduce your electric bill. While turning off lights helps, you can also make a bigger impact by switching all of your light fixtures to CFLs. This can equate to a quick $20 in savings without sacrificing anything. Give H Electric a call to learn more or to have a new ceiling fan installed.