In most cases, installing a fixture or gadget in your house increases the electricity consumption. However, there are gadgets or fixtures that reduce the consumption of electricity, and that is their main function. Here are some of the things you can install to make your home more energy efficient:
Smart power strips are just like regular power strips with the main difference being that they cut off power completely for devices not being used. This is important because even devices in standby mode continue to draw off some electricity, which may add up to considerable energy over the years. When you install a smart power strip, you can be sure that only the appliances that are in use are drawing electricity.
You can also make your home more energy efficient by installing dimmer switches for your light fixtures. Unlike normal light switches that only turn off lights on and off, dimmer switches can also be used to reduce the brightness of light bulbs without switching them off completely. This is advantageous in situations where you don't want bright lights but also don't want to switch off the lights completely.
Another smart way to reduce electricity wastage is to install a smart thermostat for your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Such a thermostat can be controlled remotely over the internet, which means your AC doesn't have to run the whole day simply because you forgot to switch it off in the morning.
It's easy to forget that electrical appliances can consume different amounts of energy even if they perform the same task, but this is true. Different brands of dishwashers, air conditioners, refrigerators, among other electrical appliances and fixtures, consume varying amounts of electricity. Even within the same brands, there are different variations of the same brand that consume different levels of power. This means that simply switching to efficient appliances and fixtures can save you a lot of electricity.
An occupancy sensor is a device that senses when one is in a room and keeps the lights on and senses when no one is in the room to switch the lights off. Installing occupancy sensors can lower your energy usage considerable because people tend to forget to switch off light sin unused rooms.
Hopefully, the tips above will help you make your home more energy efficient than it is. Talk to an electrical repair contractor for further advice on improving energy efficiency.Share