Did you know that an electrician may be able to save you some money on your electric bill each month? Most people equate electricians with new wiring projects, or repairing wiring. However, you may be surprised to know that one of the things an electrical contractor can do is install energy efficient lighting. According to the US Department of Energy, energy efficient lighting is:
When selecting energy-efficient lighting, it’s a good idea to understand basic lighting terms and principles. Also, it helps to explore your lighting design options if you haven’t already. This will help narrow your selection.
Types of lighting include:
Fluorescent-Fluorescent lightbulbs use 25%-35% of the energy used by incandescent bulbs to provide the same amount of light (efficacy of 30-110 lumens per watt). They also last about 10 times longer
Light-emitting diode (LED)-The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Quality LED light bulbs last longer, are more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of lighting.
To read more of this article please click here. When selecting the best type of energy efficient lighting, get an electrician in the loop. A professional electrical contractor would be quite adept at helping you pick the right sort of energy efficient lighting for your home or your business.
If you don’t believe that you can benefit from energy efficient lighting, think again. Savings can be as high as 30% per year. To put it in the form of a costs-saving analysis, f you have a $210 monthly energy bill, energy efficient lighting would knock $70 off the cost each month. Over the course of a year, that’s $840 per year. Getting energy efficient lighting installed is only one part of saving energy. There’s a lot more to it than that. A lot of appliances are more energy efficient nowadays. Whatever methods you wish to apply to save money, get the right personnel to help you. An electrician can help you find the devices that are silently kicking your bills up, and provide a solution for you.
Need an electrician? Dodge Electric can help. We serve all of the Phoenix metropolitan area.