Hopefully we are through the worse of the polar vortex weather situation and temperatures will return to more seasonably normal. Many of us had to crank up the heat more than normal, which will translate to a higher than normal electricity bill. You can take action now to try and lessen the hit by making a few changes in your home that will help reduce your monthly electric bill this month and all year. A little extra money in the family budget is always a welcome addition. An electrician in Miami has a few tips for you that can help you do just that. You can call Elcon Electric to learn more energy savings tips.
1-You can save a quick $10 to $20 every month by simply exchanging your old incandescent bulbs for CFLs. You also have the choice of using LEDs. However, these are not quite as popular and widely available as the CFLs.
2-Start unplugging any appliances and chargers you are not using. This will reduce the amount of phantom power you are using every month.
3-Use a ceiling fan to circulate the warm air in your home. If you do not currently have one, or would like to add additional fans, call your electrician. Miami residents can save a significant amount of money on their monthly electric bill with a ceiling fan.
4-Use heavy curtains to block out the cold air that comes in through windows. Make sure the windows have a good seal. Use rolled up towels to block air that comes in from under doors.
5-Lower the temperature on your hot water heater to the warm setting, which is about 120 degrees. This is still plenty warm and will prevent you from scalding yourself.
If you would like more energy savings tips or need a ceiling fan installed, give Elcon Electric a call today.