How can I save money on my electric bill?

Posted on Jan 15, 2015


Most of the electricity in your home is used by the heating and air conditioning system and water heating.

  • Make sure your heating and cooling systems are running efficiently and central systems are checked twice a year. By installing the most energy-efficient rated equipment, you will save money over the lifetime of the equipment. You could also install a programmable thermostat that will operate your systems more effectively, thus saving run times of your system and saving money.
  • You know those long showers you love so much? Well, they cost you dearly when it comes to heating the water. Cutting back on your shower duration can affect your bill.
  • Another thing that could cause increases in your electric consumption would be a bad breaker or loose connections at the breaker box. Having trained professional check it could minimize some costs.
  • To keep your equipment running efficiently, keep heating and cooling air ducts clean and outdoor equipment free from dirt and other debris. Energy conservation not only saves our resources, but saves you money.

Electrician tips to lowering your home’s power consumption and energy bills beginner’s guide to lowering the utility bills.

Energy efficiency has always been a top priority for both commercial and residential buildings. Not too many people know, however, how to increase their homes efficiency and optimize their power consumption. The best way to do that is by calling a professional electrical contractor because each home is more or less unique and has its own specifications that must be considered. The electrician can evaluate your power consumption and tell you what you can do about it. Such an evaluation is unique for each home, because it depends on your appliances, the intensity of use and many other factors.

If you don’t feel like hiring an electrician and want to do things on your own, we have several tips for you. Most of them are quick and cost effective, but may require some small investments.

  • First and foremost, turn the lights off when you don’t need them.
  • Convert all incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lamps to LED’s.
  • Devices and appliances that are a constant power consumer should be unplugged when they’re not in use, example recharging stations.
  • Program your home’s heating system’s thermostat to set back when you are not home or when you are sleeping.
  • Avoid powerful energy consuming appliances such as space heaters. Luxury devices and appliances can be very heavy on the wallet as well. Heated water beds and hot tubs are a good example of apparatus’s that use a lot of energy.
  • You may want to have an electrician install an automation system. It gives you the opportunity to control your lighting system, thermostat and even the window blinds with a phone, Ipad, computer or any other smart device. It takes an initial investment, but it pays for itself over time.
  • A smart way to control your energy usage is to limit your air conditioner. Have a local power provider install you an energy efficient control box to manage the levels of power consumption.

There are more ways to lower your energy bills, but they are specific for each home and we can’t give you any further advice before inspecting the place. That’s why we recommend consulting an electrician. So, if you are looking for a reliable electrical contractor who will offer recommendations without high pressure sales tactics then call Holzmacher Electric @ 513-339-9870 for unsurpassed service.