JK Mechanical Best Practices: Energy Efficiency in Lighting
March 23rd, 2015 by admin
Part 4: Lighting
As a homeowner, you want to get as much out of your home as you possibly can. However, in doing so, you may be adding on to your already budgeted monthly expenses. Keeping your home energy efficient can be simple if you make a few easy changes to things like water usage, lighting, and even furniture layout. Try out some of our easy tips to keep your energy expenses down and your happiness up.
Electrical lighting can drive your monthly expenses up, regardless of the time of year. Be smart in your choices for lighting and make sure that you’re only using what you need.
Using energy efficient light bulbs can save you both energy and money in your home. Energy efficient bulbs also tend to burn six to ten times longer than the average light bulb.
Tip: Replacing your five most frequently used lights in the house with a certified energy efficient bulb, you waste 75% less energy.
Turn off Lights
Leaving a hall, bathroom, or kitchen light on during the day or at night can become a habit. However, leaving a light on while you aren’t home wastes energy that you’re not even there to use. Try turning off all the lights while you’re gone or sleeping.
Tip: Turning off one 60-watt light bulb that would normally burn for over 8 hours a day can save you $15 a year
Find out more about how to switch out your light bulbs for energy efficient lights, and which bulbs provide the most cost effective results.
Here at JK Mechanical, we understand the value of your home and what it means to you and your family, which is why we want to help you use less energy and still get as much out of your home as you can. For more information about energy efficiency see our Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our JK Mechanical Best Practices blogs, or call us at 800-JKM-0028.