Going Green is a Smart Move!
Going green not only helps our environment, but will also save you $$.
If you've been considering ways to be a good steward of our limited resources, there's no better place to start than your own home. Here are some things you can do to save energy and money:
Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLsThere are many suitable applications for Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) in your home. They consume 75% less of the energy used by standard incandescent lamps and also last up to 10 times longer.
Install ceiling (or paddle) fansThese consume very little energy and allow you to push up the house thermostat in the summer and down in the winter.
Install an attic exhaust fanEnergy savings are gained when super heated air removed from the attic is no longer radiating down into living spaces.
Install a wall timer for the front porch and/or outside garage lightCome home to a house with the lights already on. They are programmed to turn on and off when you want. You won't forget to turn off the lights!
Install dimmersDimming your lights just 25% saves 20% in energy and extends bulb life. In fact, incandescent bulbs will last 20 times longer if dimmed by 50%. Of course the added ambiance benefit doesn't hurt either!
Get rid of the old fridgeIt's the biggest electricity eater in the kitchen. A new Energy-Star rated refrigerator consumes 40% less energy than a model made just eight years ago.
Trunnell Electric stands ready to advise and assist you in electrical energy savings for your home.