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PITTSBURGH, PA, May 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- There are various ways that you can lower the amount of electricity that is used in your home. According to the electrical services experts at CW Electrical, changing your light bulbs and appliances, adjusting your thermostats and using fans are the top ways to increase savings on your electric bill.
Use Energy-saving Light Bulbs
Using energy-saving light bulbs such as fluorescent bulbs can save up to 65 percent in energy usage compared to a standard incandescent bulb. While they are more expensive to purchase, they last for several years. Fluorescent bulbs work best if placed where they are left on for a while. For lights in closets or bathrooms that are quickly turned on and off, it is best to use a standard incandescent bulb.
Keep Those Fans Spinning
Whenever possible, turn off the air conditioning and let your fans keep your home cool or run your fans while your air is on. You will find that you can keep your air conditioner set at a higher setting with fans providing a cooling breeze. Also an attic fan installation can help lower your cooling costs.
Turn Up the Air or Lower the Heat
Turning your air conditioner up a few degrees or turning the heat down a few degrees adds up to quite a bit of savings. Cooling and heating systems tend to use more energy and cost more than any other electrical appliance in the house, so keep an eye on that thermostat. The Pittsburgh electricians recommend installing a programmable thermostat to help regulate your home's temperature more efficiently.
Buy New Appliances
Old, outdated appliances were not made using today's energy specifications and can be a big drain on your home's energy usage. One of the more neglected appliances that a homeowner should remember to check is the water heater. Often a water heater is tucked away in a closet, utility room or basement and can easily be forgotten about. You need to check it regularly and make sure that it is working properly. If not, it might be much more electricity than necessary.
"We can all take steps to save on energy costs. There are many ways to reduce the amount of electricity it takes to run your home. A professional electrical service can perform an energy audit and suggest ways that you can save," says Chris Walton, Owner and Operator of CW Electrical.
Learn more about evaluating your home's energy usage at http://cwelectricalservices.com.
About CW Electrical Services:
CW Electrical Services LLC is a locally owned and operated, fully licensed and insured electrical contracting company serving residential and commercial customers in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the surrounding area. They provide a full range of interior and exterior electrical services including indoor lighting, landscape lighting, panel upgrades, wiring, surge protection services, retrofits and service installations.
For more information, visit http://cwelectricalservices.com.
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