Energy Efficiency

 

You might not think of electricians when it comes to energy efficiency. But there is a lot that an electrician can do help your home become more energy efficient. Wiretech's experienced electricians can help you with many energy efficient upgrades and can help you determine which energy efficiency upgrades are most cost-effective with the greatest return on your investment. With today's need to go “Green” we have listed some tips below that will help you conserve energy and lower that all too high power bill.

Dimmer Switch Installation by Raleigh Electrician
Dimmer Switch Installation by Raleigh Electrician


LED Lights & CFL (Fluorescent) Light Bulbs

Did you know that electric lighting accounts for up to 25% of the average home energy budget? That is definitely an area where you can find savings.

LED light bulbs use about 85% less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs. CFL / fluorescent light bulbs use about 75% less electricity than standard light bulbs.

If you replaced 20 incandescent bulbs with LED light bulbs throughout your home, by one estimate, you could save up to $3,260 over 20+ year life of the LED bulb. By another estimate, you would save over $5,000!

Do you want to save substantial money on your electric bill, make your life easier, and as a by-product of saving money, help the environment?

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Ceiling Fan Installation / Repair

Ceiling fans not only look nice in your home but can provide you with energy savings when used properly and in conjunction with your heating and cooling system. When you're using air conditioning, a ceiling fan allows you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort (energy.gov). Just remember that ceiling fans cool people, not rooms... If the room is unoccupied, turn off the ceiling fan to save energy. See these websites for more information.

Dimmer Switch Installation / Repair

Dimmer switches “allow you to produce mood lighting which can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of a room. Different lighting can create a completely different atmosphere without the need to move any furniture around a room or redecorating…” [TheGreenAge.co.uk]

But just as important, dimmer switches also save energy and make your light bulbs last longer. You need to be aware, however, that older dimmer switches will not work with CFL or LED light bulbs. So be sure to call Wiretech Company to install the proper dimmer switches in your home.

See these websites for more information:


Energy Efficient Exhaust Fan Installation / Repair

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Water Heater Timer Installation / Repair

With the advent of tankless, on demand, water heaters we have come a long way in energy conservation from the old tank that holds 40-50 gallons of water that has to be heated continually for you to get that nice hot shower.

But what if you have a relatively new tank water heater or don’t have the money to purchase one of the latest and greatest tankless water heaters? Well, we have a solution to help you conserve power on that energy hog. Wiretech Company can install a water heater timer so that it can be set to come on an hour or so before you need it and keep it turned off when you don’t need it.

See this website for more information.


Ceiling Fan Installation by Raleigh Electrician
Dimmer Switch Installation by Raleigh Electrician

Energy Efficiency Articles

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Dimmer Switch Photo - Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License   by  joe.oconnell 

LED Bulb Photo - Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License   by  o5com 

EKOenergy Symbol - by Riksanteri (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons