You probably grew up with your parents constantly reminding you to shut off the light when you left a room. This was an obvious attempt to save a little electricity or maybe even prolong the life of a lightbulb. Whatever the case may be, it is an excellent habit and it should be passed along to the children of this generation as well.
While parents are usually pretty good about instilling that one particular habit, there are other things you can do to help reduce the amount of electricity that is wasted every day. Your electrician in West Palm Beach has some sage advice for you and your family to help you save some money on your electric bill. Elcon Electric has more tips if you would like to learn more.
1-Leave the windows and doors closed when you have the air conditioner on. You probably have said or remember hearing, “Are you trying to cool down the outdoors?” You are overworking your air conditioner if you open the windows when the outside temperature is warmer than the inside. If you want fresh air, shut off the air conditioner and run oscillating fans.
2-Check the setting on your air conditioner to make sure the fan is in the “auto” position. It is easy to forget it is on and it could be left running all day or for several days. This is a major energy draw.
3-Pay the extra money up front to buy the CFL bulbs instead of the cheaper halogen bulbs the next time you are in need of bulbs. Halogen bulbs are energy hogs and you will go through them much quicker than you would one of the CFL bulbs.
There are plenty of good habits you can get into to prevent wasted energy. If you would like to learn more, call your electrician. West Palm Beach residents can learn more about energy conservation by giving Elcon Electric a call.