We need energy in everything we do. From the moment we wake up, we consume energy. Electricity works round the clock to make our lives convenient. But have you ever thought of the impacts of electricity to the environment?
Currently, we are using fossil fuels to run our electric plants. The emissions from these plants contribute to the greenhouse gasses and waste products that are expelled to the environment. We need to do our share in protecting our environment and at the same time maintain the quality of our lives.
Electrician Atlanta company recently visited my house for the annual electrical inspection. Aside from some busted outlets that need to be repaired, our electrical system is working fine. I asked the electricians about electricity saving tips that we need to employ to lessen our electric consumption.
The first thing they advised is to choose energy efficient appliances at home. Using inverter-type appliances are proven to reduce energy consumption. A lot of home appliances, such as air-conditioners and washing machines, already run on an inverter-type mechanism. Although these type of devices are pricey, you will get your return on investment by the lowered energy consumption.
Another emerging energy-saving alternative is solar energy. By using solar panels, a household could harness the power of the sun to supplement the energy requirement of the house.
Installing the solar setup is a bit complicated so you would need the help of professional electricians to set up the wirings and the solar panels. There are a lot of solar energy provider but make sure you pick someone that offers an excellent warranty coverage. Ideally, panels should be under warranty for at least 20 years while the inverter machine should be covered for at least ten years.
Be wary of solar energy companies that outsource their installation process and uses non-US made panels. It’s not that they are suspicious, it’s more of being able to hold the business liable in case of problems on the device in the future.
Solar energy companies devised ways to make solar power affordable to many homeowners. You can buy, finance, or lease the solar panel. The solar provider could brief you on these payment options and advise you on the minimum requirements to install solar panels to your house.
The given options above would require substantial investment, but it would significantly lower your electric bills in the long run. Consider your budget and space before you decide on upgrading your appliances or installing solar panels.
Please also ensure that you consistently follow these energy-saver tips.
- Turn off the lights and appliances when not in use.
- Regularly dust the light bulbs.
- Ensure that the doors of your refrigerator are tightly shut.
- Pull the plug of your charger and appliances after each use.
- Use LED lights.
- Turn off the stove a few minutes before your food is cooked. The residual heat from the stove can keep the food warm.
We hope that these tips will give you an idea on ways to save on energy. Mindful use of energy not only benefits your wallets. It also have a positive impact to our environment.