Many of you might not realize it, but you consume a lot of energy every day when you turn on your 65-inch plasma flat screen tv or keeping the lights on for the whole night. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2015, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential customer was 10,812-kilowatt hours (kWh), an average of 901 kWh per month. By saving energy, it helps reduce the pace of global warming and here are some ways you can reduce energy consumption.
Turn Off Your Lights
This is a very common problem for many homeowners when the lights are often forgotten to be turned off. By simply turning off your lights, not only you are lowering your monthly electric bill but also extending the life of your light bulbs. You can also install motion sensor light or install a home system that monitors your lighting from your smartphone.
Unplug Your Electronics
Many people do not realize that if you leave your electronics unplugged, they will sap energy from your outlets and significantly increase your energy bill. It is highly recommended you use a power strip to turn off your electronics easier.
Do not Use A Second Fridge
Because of the rise of wholesale stores such as Costco and BJ’s, many homeowners have a second refrigerator placed in their garage or basement. Having a second refrigerator wastes a significant amount of energy and it is unnecessary unless you have a big family. If you do have a large family and requires a second refrigerator, make sure you turn it off before you embark on a long family vacation.
Contact An Amesbury Electrician Today!
Contact Morrill Electric, an experienced and knowledgeable Amesbury electrician contractor today. We have over 35 years of experience in the electrician industry and understand what your family or business needs in order to not lose power. We are also the expert in about making your home energy efficient. We proudly serve Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury, Newburyport, MA, NH and the rest of the North Shore.