Humans use lots of electricity to live comfortably. Different appliances, electronics, and lighting are all just some of the mechanisms that pull electricity in order to run. If you are looking for ways to reduce your electrical consumption in your home or your business, there are some simple ways to improve this aspect of your life. Making substitutes or reducing the number of items you have plugged in throughout the space is a great place to start.
Connect Heating And Air focuses on helping you have a well-rounded home. With electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling services, our experts can help give you a more sustainable home or commercial space.
1- Implement More LED’s
LED light bulbs are more energy-efficient than traditional light bulbs. They convert a higher percentage of energy into light while also lasting much longer than incandescent. Because they are so durable, LED bulbs also help you save money in the long run. Reducing the need for many replacements makes this light bulb substitutes more cost-effective.
2- Unplug Appliances When Not In Use
Microwaves, toasters, mini-fridges, and computers are typically things we leave plugged in all the time, but leaving these plugged in can increase your energy consumption and cause higher energy bills. Unplugging appliances when they are not in use will reduce your energy consumption and keep your home safer by lowering fire risk.
3- Optimize Your HVAC System
Using energy-efficient heating and cooling systems will help reduce electrical consumption and lower your energy bills significantly. Solar panels are also another way to reduce electricity bills while still keeping your home comfortable during temperature fluctuations.
Having your HVAC system inspected regularly will also help make your home sustainable. Checking the ductwork for lint and debris while cleaning them out regularly will prevent the system from overworking.
Covering windows at night also prevents heat loss. Covering your windows helps to insulate your home and reduce your electrical consumption.
4- Maximize Natural Light
During the day, opening the blinds can help heat your home and brighten the space by letting in the sun. Sunlight not only helps to improve the temperature of your home but using this light source reduces how long your interior lights need to stay on. There are multiple benefits of maximizing natural daylight, so you can reduce your electrical consumption while also improving in other areas.
5- Insulate Your Home
Older homes are often not well insulated. This means that the cooler air or warm air inside your home tends to escape quickly, causing you to overrun your HVAC system. Consistently running your heater or AC system can add up. Installing new windows, installing in the basement, and sealing cracks around exterior doors will ensure you maintain a proper temperature inside the home. Insulation helps keep a home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which is essential for homes in Utah.
6- Switch To Renewable Energy Sources
Many homeowners are switching to solar panels to help power their homes. Using the sunlight around your home can reduce your electrical consumption by giving you an additional resource to power all your home needs. Generating energy or electricity from renewable sources limits the carbon footprint that you leave on the environment.
7- Monitor Your Electrical Consumption
When you keep track of your energy use, it can help you change your habits to be more sustainable. It can be hard for homeowners to know which areas of their home are using the most energy. Monitoring your usage by looking at past energy bills and taking note of appliances plugged in around your home will help homeowners set realistic goals.
Take inventory of what you need to use daily or what can be cut out. Talking to your family members or roommates about your goals to be more aware of energy consumption will help you make even more headway in a sustainable direction.
Work With A Trusted Electrician
Electricians have the knowledge to help you track your energy consumption and improve your home. Electricians can look at wiring, breakers, outlets, and wattage around the home to provide resolutions for your higher electrical bills.
Our electricians with Connect have been working around Utah homes and businesses for many years. Their knowledge continues to grow as they work with unique clients. Choosing an electrician who is part of a trade association or has multiple references will ensure your home is in good hands when you work to reduce your electrical consumption. Our team at Connect Building Services has a long history of happy customers who have improved their home or business. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!