Energy efficiency is something that most homeowners are looking to achieve, some of them because they feel responsible for our natural environment, others because they want to reduce the energy consumption of their home. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can make your home run more efficiently – here are some easy electrical fixes the positive results of which will be soon felt on your energy bills:
- Install a programmable thermostat – these clever devices are affordable and they can increase not only your home’s energy efficiency, but the thermal comfort in your home, too;
- Replace traditional light bulbs – incandescent bulbs are still among the most common light sources used today. They are also the least energy efficient, given that they transform most of the energy used into heat, with only around 20% of it being converted into light. The best option to choose with your replacement bulbs is LED bulbs – they provide around 100,000 operating hours and they produce almost no heat at all;
- Get you HVAC system checked regularly – your furnace and air conditioner are among the most energy-hungry appliances in any home. The best way to ensure that your HVAC system operates with optimal energy usage is to get the system professionally maintained every year. For those not so easy electrical fixes be sure to use a Littleton electrician that is licensed and up on all the latest codes.