As both commercial and residential electrical contractors, we have encountered an increasing number of customers who want to live a greener, more environmentally friendly lifestyle. This includes not only their food choices like buying organic; it extends to the different systems in their homes as well.
We salute and wholeheartedly support this movement to keep our planet healthy for future generations. We have more than 30 years of experience as Atlanta technicians, and we know that there are several ways that homeowners can make the electrical system in their homes greener. Below are some of them:
LED lights use less electricity to power your home than incandescent bulbs. LED lights use only 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity to burn for 50,000 hours, whereas the incandescent bulb requires 3,000 KWh for the same amount of time. Clearly, LED lights are the greener option.
Install a programmable thermostat and set it at 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter. Use ceiling fans to direct hot air that rises back down to the room during winter months. Maintain your HVAC system regularly by cleaning the strainer and changing the filters at least 4 times a year. Keep in mind that you need to do this more frequently during times of heavy use or if you share your living space with one or more four-legged creatures.
At least once a year, have a qualified technician inspect, clean and seal your ducts. Doing all this means your HVAC system does not have to work so hard (and consume more fuel) to keep you comfortable, which can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your house.
Choose the energy-saving settings for your water heater, refrigerator and freezer. Consider installing a tankless water heater for more efficient energy consumption.
Modern household appliances from air conditioners to washing machines are now more energy efficient. Replacing your old electrical appliances can decrease your energy use significantly. You will find that your initial outlay of cash to purchase new appliances will be offset in the long run by lower utility bills.
Get in touch with us for a wide range of reliable residential and commercial electrical services. Our seasoned and highly trained Atlanta electrical contractors are always ready to assist you with any electrical concerns or problems you may have.