Stop spending pocketfuls of money on your Kansas City area home’s energy bill each month. While it may seem like a necessary evil, there are actually a few things you can do to lessen that evil. Here are three ways you can significantly cut your energy bill with help from Jeremy Electrical Service.
Install LED Lighting
An easy way to start saving money today is by switching all the incandescent and fluorescent lighting in your home to LED bulbs. This little switch will not only save you on your next bill, but it’s a great investment, too. You’ll see savings for years to come. LED lights can produce the same amount of light wattage as an incandescent bulb for only 1/5th of the energy. Plus, LED bulbs can last nearly 18 years before burning out. That’s several years longer than other types of bulbs.
Install Solar Photovoltaic Panels
Stop relying on your local power provider. This may seem like going back into the dark ages, but it’s actually like breaking free. Be your own power provider by installing Solar Photovoltaic Panels with Jeremy Electrical. These solar panels are powered by the sun, and can produce an infinite amount of clean and renewable energy for your home. The panels have a lifespan of 25 years or more, and are government subsidized so you can get a tax break next year! Our company is approved to install such systems in the area and can walk you through the process.
Beware of Phantom Loads
Your home has phantom loads, but that doesn’t mean it’s a haunted house. Phantom loads, also known as standby power or vampire power, is the electricity consumed by an electrical device while it’s turned off or in standby mode. This is the energy that maintains your TV settings and runs the clock on your microwave even when those devices aren’t in use. A joint study with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other environmental agencies found that phantom loads could account for a full 10% of your monthly energy bill. One way to prevent this energy sucker is by unplugging devices when they aren’t in use. If this is too inconvenient, try setting your power strips on a timer so your electronics can be powered off during low usage times.