Are you looking to save money on your electricity bills, ask an experiencedelectrician. Georgetown’s Skilliez Electric has come up with a number of tips and tricks that are sure to shave quite a bit of money off your monthly bill.
You know that motion sensors turn your exterior security light on and off. Yet did you know that you could install them inside your home as well? Never leave a light on by accident again! A professional can help you with switches that call for installation at the box. A wireless model is ready to use straight from the box. For the playroom, the garage and the workshop, these sensors are excellent options.
Clean the Lint Duct
Do you have an electric clothes dryer? If so, you might be making the machine work harder than its needs to. Even if you frequently clean out the lint screen at the front of the machine, there is a good chance that more lint is being trapped in the duct that leads outside. Unless you clean out the duct, your machine has to work harder and longer at drying your clothes. The result is an increase in electricity usage and cost.
Relocate the Appliance
The Consumer Energy Center warns that although the unheated basement or garage is a great out-of-the-way place for your laundry room, the absence of heat will cause the dryer to work harder. Since you already spend between $0.32 and $0.41 per load to dry your clothes in an electric dryer, do not let this cost go up even further. A heated space is a better option. If you need to set up a dedicated circuit for your dryer’s new location, we can help.
Your refrigerator uses a lot of electricity. When it is not full, it needs even more. If you have not gone grocery shopping in a while, put it on your to-do list. If you do not need that many groceries to keep the fridge filled, it may be time to downsize it. In the alternative, simply fill the fridge with bottled water.
Get Rid of the Garage Fridge
Speaking of refrigerators, we understand that it is nice to have a second fridge in the garage. It holds the extra sodas, Sunday pot roast and other goodies that simply do not fit into the kitchen fridge. Unfortunately, frequently this second fridge is the outmoded older kitchen fridge that used to sit inside. Therefore, the odds are good that it is older than a decade, which probably makes it an energy hog. In addition, the Edison Electric Institute (EEE) warns that during the summer months a garage gets extremely hot. This forces the refrigerator to work harder at keeping your extra sodas cold. In the winter, the area is very cold. This can prevent the compressor from turning on, which in turn may cause your frozen foods to spoil. Are the extra sodas really worth this expense?
If you needed additional help with saving hard-earned money rather than spending it on your electric bill, ask our electrician. Contact us for more information and money-saving tips, or invite us to come out for a home energy inspection.
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