Home Renovations for Energy Efficiency

Climate change and energy efficiency have become big topics of discussion in recent years. Many homeowners want to do their part to make a difference — and to save on their electric bills.

Energy-efficient electrical work is a relatively fast, simple way to save money and energy. Learn how the team at Wiretech Company can help.

Changes to Make for Electrical Energy Savings

There are numerous ways to help boost your home's energy efficiency. Solutions offered by Wiretech Company include:

  • LED or CFL lightbulbs: LEDs and CFLs use significantly less energy than other lightbulbs. These lightbulbs offer a quick solution for anyone looking for effective ways to lower their electricity bills.
  • Ceiling fan installation and use: Ceiling fans can consume more energy than necessary in some circumstances. Proper installation can help with efficiency, but you also should optimize fan usage with your HVAC system to reduce total power costs. Energy-efficient exhaust fans can help with room temperature optimization as well.
  • Dimmers: Light dimmers do more than let you choose how bright you would like your lights. They can help improve a bulb's life span and save energy.
  • Water heater timers: Installing a timer on your tank will allow it to turn on one to two hours before you need it while keeping it off when you don't.

You can trust Wiretech Company to help you find the best options for your energy efficiency needs. We will guide you to cost-effective solutions for any budget that will ultimately save energy and money.

Contact Wiretech Company for Energy-Efficient Home Renovations

Trust our team to help you find cost-effective electrical solutions to reduce your energy usage. Contact us online to learn more.

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:

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

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