This is the time of year where you can give your air conditioner and furnace a well-deserved break. That means your wallet will also get a little relief from the high electric bills generated from running one of these energy-sucking appliances. As you prepare for the scorching temperatures summer is sure to bring, you will want to also prepare for your electric bill to shoot up. However, it doesn’t have to hurt so bad. An electrician in Fort Lauderdale is here to provide you with some tips on how to reduce your electric bill all year round. You can count on Elcon Electric to provide you with more information.
Your first order of business is to get a ceiling fan installed. Ceiling fans are invaluable throughout every season. You could hold off turning on your air conditioner a bit longer by using a ceiling fan to create enough of a breeze to keep the house comfortable. In the winter, the fan will work to push the hot air that rises to the ceiling down to the living area. The fan should be installed by an experienced electrician. Fort Lauderdale residents may choose to have several fans installed in the home for more energy savings.
You will also want to make sure you have phased out all of those incandescent bulbs and replaced them with the much more energy efficient CFLs. This is an easy $20 bucks or more off of your monthly electric bill.
Next you will want to banish phantom power from running up your electric bill. Make it a habit to unplug anything you are not using. This includes your techno gadgets, coffeemakers, toasters and even gaming systems. Each of these items pulls electricity even if it isn’t turned on.
These are just some very basic, but proven ways of saving electricity. If you would like to learn more, give Elcon Electric a call today.