Lighting in your home can be a huge contributor to the energy bill.
Saving money with your home lighting is easy when you choose the right types of light bulbs and fixtures. Look for energy-efficient LED bulbs that use very little energy, but provide just as much light. You can also purchase energy-efficient light fixtures that use less energy and last longer. When you are not using lights, make sure to turn them off to conserve energy. Use dimmers and motion sensors to control your lighting and keep it at the level you need it to be. And install outdoor lights with timers or motion sensors to save you the hassle of turning them on and off daily. With just a few simple changes, you can save money with your home lighting.
Here are some tips on conserving that energy and ensuring you lower the bill as much as possible.
Giving your lighting timer settings
When your system has sensors that detect motion, use them to your advantage. You can have these shut off after a set amount of time without any movement. This will allow you to not have to worry about turning the lights on and off, which should lower your energy bill dramatically.
If you can’t set these with your current lighting situation, there are adjustments you can make manually. Giving reminders or putting little notes on the switches can be an effective option. Alternatively, switching your system is fairly easy and certainly worth the savings in the long term.
Invest in dimmers or motion sensors. These can ensure lights are only turned on when they are needed and are automatically turned off when not.
Installing dimmer switches in your home lighting is a great way to save money. Dimmer switches allow you to adjust the brightness of your lights, allowing you to use less energy while still providing adequate lighting. As a result, you can reduce your energy bill by up to 15 percent. Dimmer switches are easy to install and can be found at most home improvement stores. They come in a variety of styles and colors, making it easy to find one that fits your home’s decor. Dimmer switches also last for many years, so you can continue to enjoy lower energy costs for a long time.
Setting up LEDs
First, replace all incandescent bulbs with LED or fluorescent bulbs. LED lighting is significantly lower on the energy bill when installed properly. Lasting almost 25 times longer than incandescent lighting, and using 75% power.
Not only are these more energy efficient, but they also last much longer.
Use natural light whenever possible. Open curtains or shades during the day to take advantage of the sun’s light and reduce reliance on artificial lighting. Finally, make sure all light switches are turned off when leaving a room. This will ensure no energy is wasted when no one is around. Taking these steps can help you significantly reduce your energy bill and save money.
If you have any questions, give us a call today. We’ll take your current lighting situation and find the best alternatives for you to minimize your energy bill on a monthly basis. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon to get started!