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ATLANTA, GA, May 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta electricians, Pat Murphy Electric, want to help lower your energy bills. High heating and cooling expenses are the norm for millions of homeowners throughout the country, a fact of life much like death and taxes. There are many things you can do to cut costs year-round, but it helps to have a little knowledge about what devices use the most electricity.
Crunching the Numbers: What Your Utility Bill Really Means
Most modern consumer electronics are designed to be energy-efficient, so you need not worry so much about that flat panel TV or laptop computer. On the other hand, large appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners and washers and dryers are big energy hogs. Understanding what all that technical jargon means on your monthly utility statement will make it much easier to control the figures you see.
The electric meter located outside of your home provides accurate, up-to-date information concerning how much energy your family has used in a given month. The unit of measurement to be aware of is kilowatts per hour; fortunately you need not be a certified Atlanta electrician to gauge exactly what your usage is. Simply record the number you see on the meter and then come back 24 hours later (or sooner) and record the next number you see, which will obviously be higher.
Subtract the first from the second, and that will tell you how much electricity has been "consumed" in that particular amount of time. Obtain the cost your local utility company charges per kilowatt hour and multiply that by the number you came up with.
According to Guy Roberts, CEO of Pat Muprhy Electric, Inc., "This simple trick is very helpful for calculating real-world use and is thus a critical tool for making any needed adjustments to one's energy habits."
Pat Murphy Electric is a leading Atlanta electrician. You can learn more about their services by visiting http://patmurphyelectric.com.
About Pat Murphy Electric, Inc.:
Throughout the history of Pat Murphy Electric, Inc., exceptional service has been our standard. We are a member of the Independent Electrical Contractors trade association and Better Business Bureau, and we are an Authorized Chevy Volt Installer and Authorized Nissan Leaf Charger. With everything we do, we ensure professionalism and safety.
Learn more at http://patmurphyelectric.com.
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