Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only scary things this time of year. As the cooler weather commences our energy usage rises — leading to a frightening increase in our utility bills. You can thank “energy vampires” for that. Yes, you heard us correctly. Energy vampires are appliances that use electrical power when you aren’t using them.
However, if you unplug your unused electronics — or “energy vampires” — you can save as much as 10 percent on your electricity bill. Below are four more ways you can save energy at home.
4 Ways to Save Energy at Home
1. Unplug Your Appliances
We’re not saying you should unplug every one of your appliances. This certainly wouldn’t work with your cable box or wireless router. But if you have your coffee machine plugged in overnight or an extra television in your spare room, consider unplugging it completely. Until you use the appliance again, it’s just using and wasting energy anyway.
2. Utilize Power Strips For Your Appliances
Power strips allow you to control the power of multiple appliances with the flip of a switch. This helps to control your energy usage without much effort. A power strip can turn off all your electronics without any additional steps.
3. Curb Idle Time
Sometimes, we forget to turn off our appliances (and that’s okay). But simply setting your laptop or computer to sleep mode or powering down your video game console instead of leaving it paused can lead to huge energy savings in itself. Every little bit helps!
4. Make Smart Upgrades
When you are shopping around for new appliances, consider upgrading to ENERGY STAR devices. These appliances help you use less energy and save more money each and every day. And that’s not all, EnergySaver.gov has an online calculator that helps you estimate how much energy it takes to power your electronics and appliances to help you save even more.
Choose NH Ross, Inc. For Your Electrical Needs
At NH Ross, Inc., we know that there are many aspects of your home or business that you may resort to handling on your own. However, when it comes to electrical problems, such as flickering lights or an outlet outage, a DIY repair can be dangerous.
Safety is our top priority at NH Ross. By calling a professional, you can ensure that your family and your property are not at risk of electrocution, damage, or fire. We have nearly 50 years of experience serving businesses and residents throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties and can ensure your electrical work is completed safely.
Our wide range of electrical services includes:
Electrical panel upgrades
Ceiling fan installation/repair
Light switch repair
To learn more about the cost-effective electrical solutions we can offer you or to book an appointment, contact us at 631.240.0100!