If you are looking at your budget and trying to figure out how you could maybe save an extra few dollars here and there, look no further. You electrician in West Palm Beach has a tried and true way of saving you a few dollars on your electric bill every month. No, you won’t be required to sit in the dark in the name of saving money. All you need to do is take a quick inventory of your outlets and what is currently plugged into those outlets. At Elcon Electric, the staff has plenty of knowledge about energy savings and can pass on that information to you.
One of the easiest ways to save a few dollars on your monthly electric bill is to eliminate the majority of the phantom power in your home. Phantom power is the electricity that is pulled from an outlet from anything that is plugged in, but is not technically on or in use. Think of your toaster, cell phone charger, electric can opener and so on. Each of those little appliances that are only used once a day or even less, is using electricity.
You can stop phantom power from running up your electric bill unnecessarily by taking a few minutes every night or morning to unplug the things that will not be used while you are asleep or out of the house. Your West Palm Beach electrician recommends you unplug any and all chargers when they are not in use. Chargers for the cell phone, laptop, tablets and so on can be unplugged after your device is charged. Unplug the toaster, can opener, mixer and so on as well. It helps to plug things like your entertainment system and computer equipment into a power strip so it can be turned off without unplugging a bunch of different cords.
If you would like to learn more about phantom power and how you can reduce it, give Elcon Electric a call today.