In the 30 years I’ve been an electrician, I’ve had a lot of time to think about what qualities make the best Dallas Electrician the best. Obviously, there are a whole lot of factors that go into something like that: quality of service, friendliness, willingness to help. But let’s face it; at the end of the day, the best electrician is the one who can save you money. So, I’d like to share some money saving tips with you. And I‘m going to start with the biggest, most effective tip of all. Ready? Here it comes.
Turn your stuff off
That’s it! Turning your electrical devices off when you’re not using them is the best way to lower your home electric bill now, I know what you’re thinking: “That’s not a very fun answer.” Well, you’re right: there are certainly more interesting ways to save money on your electric bill (and I’m going to share a few of them with you right now), but it’s important to start with the basics. So, what can you do to save money without turning things off?
- Schedule routine electrical system maintenance. Some business and home owners go decades without having their electrical system checked. These checks help make sure that your fixtures are properly installed, and that all your connections on your electrical panel (and everywhere else) are correctly installed and tight. Something as simple as a loose screw can cause sparks and surges. Even if these surges don’t cause fires or other damages, they waste electricity. You should have routine maintenance performed every year or two to ensure the best results.
- Install a power conditioner. The dishwasher. The refrigerator and freezer. Your pool equipment. The air conditioner. Your washer and dryer. The garage door opener. What do they all have in common? Well, they all make up a good chunk of your electricity usage, but they also all have motors. These motors draw a lot of power as they start up, which can put a lot of strain on your electricity usage. Having power conditioners installed helps balance out those big surges and saves you money in two ways;
- It means your total consumption goes down since you’re not drawing a ton of power at once for that motor,
- It reduces the wear on the motor, which means they need to be replaced less. As anyone who had an air conditioner motor break down this summer can tell you, this can add up to a lot of savings in the long run.
- Install solar panels and/or wind turbines. We’re living in a great time for alternative energy sources; the technology behind solar and wind power have made them more efficient and useful than at any point in history. Alternative energy isn’t just for power plants, though. You can actually install these energy generating devices, with help from a licensed electrician, in your home and business to help generate your own electricity, which is less power you have to pay for. Even better, you can use solar panels and turbines to help power another generator.
- Buy an indoor generator. People talk a lot about living “off the grid”. There’s no way I can think of to make yourself less dependant on the grid than to start generating your own electricity, especially if you can do it without pollution. A good indoor generator can make you money, by sending the electricity it generates that you don’t use back to the grid. Wouldn’t it be great to not only lower your home electric bill, but turn it into a payment from the electric company? What better money saving tips could there be than giving you a way to get paid what you were once paying out?
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