How to Save Much More on your Power Bill
Electricity and water make up most of our utility bills, so naturally, many of us are looking for ways to cut down on them. Water is pretty easy to save. Just make sure that there are no leaks and that your faucets are always closed when you’re not using them. For the lights however, there are a few things that you can do to help minimize power usage aside from keeping them turned off. Here are a few tips.
Use sensors There are some areas in the house that need light but only for a short time, like the garage or backdoor areas. For areas like these, you might want to consider getting a sensor installed on the lights in these areas. Sensors switch the lights on when someone triggers them. This means that you don’t have to turn them on with a switch, which is a big help when you’re parking or if it’s already dark out and you can’t see. The sensors keep the light on until it stops picking up any movements in the area. It automatically shuts the light off a few minutes after. Most lighting systems, especially new ones like LED light bulbs, have compatible sensors available in most hardware stores.
Install dimmers Dimmers are little knobs that you can install to your light switch. These allow you to control how bright or dark the area is. Dimmers are great for bedrooms if you need a bit of light but want to keep that relaxed tone, you can just adjust the light levels to your desired outputt. They’re inexpensive and you can get them almost anywhere these days. Some LEDs even come with them as a pack or combo so see what you can find at you hardware or home improvement store. For comments and questions, feel free to contact our customer support hotline.