How to Use an Electrical Tester
February 08, 2022
With all of the latest gadgets and consumer driven products out in the market, individuals and their homes are becoming less and less energy efficient. You don’t have to give up your favorite tools and gadgets to become a more environmentally conscious citizen. We’ve put together a list of a few things we can all do to make our homes more energy efficient and our lives more eco-friendly. At HomeOps Electric, we value the environment and keeping the planet green. If you’d like to learn more about our electrical services and ways we can upgrade your home to become more energy-efficient, give us a call or schedule with our reliable electricians today!
Upgrade Your Appliances
One way to lower the energy used in your home is to check on your appliances. If they are older models, they may be using more electricity than the later models. When you upgrade an appliance, not only will it help to save energy, it could also help save some cash on your electricity bill. If possible, check new appliances for the Energy-Star sticker to ensure an additional drop in your energy usage and a higher energy-saving cost. If you aren’t sure which appliances fit your home and your budget, talk with our team at HomeOps Electric. We’d be happy to go over some of the options that fit your home and lifestyle. Our team is equipped with the tools and knowledge to get your home’s electrical system working as energy-efficient as possible!
Switch It Off!
It might not seem like much of a difference, but leaving lights and devices on while not in use can waste a whole lot of energy. Make it a habit for yourself and everyone in your home to turn devices and the lights off any time they are not necessary. Keep in mind that every little bit adds up. If you’re not using the device, unplug it: toaster, microwave, T.V., lamps, gaming systems, hair appliances, charging cables and any other devices that you notice around your home. Unplugging it can help to reduce the amount of energy used in your home.
Update Your Light Bulbs
Are you still using old fashioned light bulbs? Using LED bulbs can make a noticeable difference in the energy use in your home. LED bulbs use about 80% less energy than their counterparts and last much, much longer. While they might cost a little more than traditional light bulbs, they will last many years longer, essentially costing less in the long run. They even come in different colors so you can complement any color schemes you want in your home. Choosing energy-efficient bulbs like LED lights will save money and is more environmentally friendly. As technology advances, so too does lighting technology. Get in touch with our team at HomeOps Electric to learn more about energy-efficient lighting options.
At HomeOps Electric, we offer a wide array of electrical services. One of our services that could help keep your home energy-efficient is an electrical inspection. Our team can take a closer look at your electrical system and wiring to ensure that it is safe, up to date, and as energy efficient as possible. To schedule any of our electrical services, give us a call or schedule online today!