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Lighting Choices - How To Save Money In The Long Run?There are various options available by which one can save money, however, the budget is the deciding factor in choosing the type of lighting one can avail. Moreover, it is necessary to consult a professional electrician who can cater and provide various options which are feasible and can help to save money in the long run. An average household spends about 5% of its energy budget to lighting. Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to cut the energy bills. New light bulbs: what’s the difference? Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to produce light and over 90% of the energy is wasted as heat. Whereas, the energy-efficient light bulbs use about 20%-80% less energy than the traditional incandescent, saving a lot of money. What are the different lighting choices available? There are many energy-saving light bulbs available, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light emitting diodes (LEDs), etc. Although they cost more than the traditional incandescent bulbs, however, save a lot of money because they use less energy. One can easily find these in almost every hardware and home improvement store and can be fixed by taking help of a professional electrician. CFL vs LED light bulbs: which is better? Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are a version of the long tube fluorescent lights. They use less electricity than the traditional light bulbs. Moreover, an ENERGY STAR-rated CFL uses about one-fourth of the energy and lasts longer than a traditional incandescent that puts out the same amount of light. It contains mercury, which is a toxic heavy metal, which is harmful to both health and the environment. The light-emitting diodes (LEDs) light up immediately, like an incandescent bulb and is a source of light that is reliable, instantaneous, and can be dimmed accordingly. They last up to five times longer than the CFLs, which can literally last a lifetime. Moreover, these are user-friendly as they do not contain mercury and are available in soft, warm, and bright white hues. LEDs work well both indoors and outdoors because of their durability in the cold environment and they are safer, studier and easy to install. Comparing cost While replacing the light bulbs, the budget is an important factor in deciding which lighting option to choose. It is necessary to buy good quality bulbs that last longer rather than buying a dozen or cheaper ones that keep burning out. Although, both CFLs and LEDs use considerably less electricity than the traditional bulbs. However, long-lasting and more efficient light bulbs pay off over time. CFLs are comparatively cheaper than the LEDs, therefore, one can choose according to the set budget. Other Important factors It is recommended to get a professional home energy audit with the help of a professional electrician. This helps one to pinpoint areas where the home is losing energy and what all improvements are required to save money in the long run. The professional recommends making upgrades in a home energy audit, which can save up to 10%-30% of the annual utility bill. Moreover, it is necessary to properly maintain the heating and cooling equipment; turning off lights when not in use; reducing electricity use throughout the home; reducing the use of hot water; ensuring if the home is adequately insulated; and smart use of home design elements, such as landscaping and window coverings can save more money in the long run. Also, one can choose the lighting products which are energy star rated, as it exceeds the federal minimum standards for efficiency, to save money.
Why Choose us as your Berlin Electricians?
We offer a full array of residential and commercial electrical services and can handle many common problems such as:
Outlets Not Working
Outlet Smoking or Sparking
Switches not Working
Sump Pump not Pumping
Some Lights are Out but no Breaker is Tripped
Burning Smell Coming from Your Breaker Panel
and many more home and commercial electric services!
Interesting Facts about Electrical PowerTen Tips To Help You Choose An Electrician Ask your friends and neighbors for a recommendation. Word of mouth is often the best way to make sure you get the job done well. If you can't get a recommendation, use the Internet or local press or business directory to find a local electrician for small jobs. Phone three or four electricians or electrical contractors to get full quotes so that you know what the total cost should be before the work begins. For example, is there a call-out charge or an hourly rate? Are all materials included in the quote? Don't go on price alone. Ask whether the electrician or electrical contractor guarantees their work and corrects any work that does not meet applicable standards. Look for an electrician who is a specialist in the type of electrical work you need--security or communications. Find out whether your local electrician is independent or works as a local agent of a national company or contractor. The latter can sometimes be more expensive than independent electricians but you have the added confidence that comes from knowing that the parent company has vetted the electrician and is happy to allow him or her to work under their name. Check that the electrician holds a valid license for the jurisdiction in which the work will be carried out, and that he or she is registered. Check that your electrician has public liability insurance in case of an accident while working on your electrical jobs. Ask for references. This doesn't have to rule out electricians who are new to the profession. An electrician can be competent without having much experience--a newly qualified electrician should be able to provide references from his or her training provider. Check with the Better Business Bureau to find out whether there are any complaints or negative comments against the electrician or contractor. Listen to what your instincts are telling you. If you don't know much about electrics, you have to trust that your electrical contractor or electrician knows what he or she is doing and isn't overstating the extent of the work required in order to overcharge. If you don't feel confident, go with someone else.
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