There is no time like the present to start saving money on your electric bill. Learning new habits can help you achieve a nice little savings account with money you would have essentially been throwing away on your electric bill. Imagine being able to buy a new iPod, going out to a fancy dinner or sending your kid in college a little extra cash because you saved money on your electric bill. A Pasadena electrician has some quick tips that will help you save anywhere from $10 to $40 or more on your electric bill every month. Give H Electric a call to learn more.
*You have probably heard it a hundred times over the years, but seriously, you must turn off lights and appliances that are not in use. If you must have a light on, make sure it is a low-wattage CFL bulb. If you need a bright light, consider using LED bulbs. These are extremely energy efficient.
*Unplug appliances and other electric equipment when not in use. This will reduce the amount of phantom electricity that is being used.
*Rely on ceiling fans to circulate the warm air in the summer and keep the cool air from settling in the living space in the winter. These should always be installed by an electrician. Pasadena homeowners will be happy to know that a ceiling fan is much more energy efficient than a furnace or air conditioner.
*Turn down the water heater a few degrees. You don’t need scalding water to shower with. There is no reason to waste the electricity heating to a temperature you can’t use safely.
*Consider adding solar panels to your home to take advantage of the free energy from the sun. Solar power is becoming more popular everyday and more affordable. Give H Electric a call to learn more about solar energy.