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Home Maintenance ChecklistHaving the lighting system within your home changed to high efficiency lighting will ensure that, your not left in the dark, as manufacturers stop producing incandescent bulb replacements. With the many advances that have been made within the lighting industry, homeowners across the nation have multiple available choices. Choosing the one that's right for you and your family, is as simple as determining your personal lighting needs. Compact fluorescent Lighting Having compact fluorescent lighting throughout the home has a multitude of benefits including, energy efficiency, waste reduction and budget friendly advantages. Compact fluorescent lightly allows homeowners to light their home, without using an excess in energy. In fact, on average they'll be using 75% less energy than they would with incandescent bulbs. Due to the known longer lifespan of compact fluorescent bulbs, the need for replacement is less, thereby reducing waste. This adds a great environmental advantage, it ensures that less waste is filling up landfills. Additionally, through a reduction in the need to replace bulbs, less money is spent on buying bulbs, thereby creating a monetary benefit to monthly and yearly budgets. fluorescent Lighting Typical fluorescent lighting is hard wired through the ceiling and requires an electronic ballast. This type of lighting allows homeowners to light up entire rooms with the use of a single lighting fixture. It provides energy efficiency, thereby reducing environmental waste and annual energy cost. Having fluorescent lighting installed, is as simple as having a specialist from your local Milton Electric Company come out to your home and discuss your individual install options. LED Lighting high-efficiency-lightning-2An often preferred lighting solution is to have LED lighting systems installed. They allow customization on a per room bases. Ranging from 3mm to 8mm, each room can be fitted with the exact amount of lighting needed. Though they are small in size, their output is superior to other lighting options. Having an LED lighting system installed is a relatively fast experience. Typical installations can be done within the same day, thereby providing you with the lighting you want, without the headache of a drawn out remodeling project. Having an electrical technician evaluate your home and your lighting needs, will ensure that the LED system that's perfect for your home can be efficiently installed. Available Lighting Options There are several options available when choosing between compact fluorescent, fluorescent and LED lighting. On the simplistic side, choices in bulbs can be changed to compact fluorescent light bulbs. However, for more advanced options, such as ballast fluorescent lighting and LED lighting, a professional should be contacted to ensure proper installation. This can be a simple as a single ballast install or as intricate as having track lighting installed or LED strip lighting placed along the ceiling or walls. Regardless of the lighting system chosen, compact fluorescent, fluorescent and LED light systems are highly more efficient than yesterdays incandescent bulbs.
Why Choose us as your Gladstone 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!
Home Maintenance ChecklistThere 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.
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