Dallas Electrical Conservation Tips & Ideas
Helping You Save Big on Energy Bills
Keep your hard-earned money in your pocket by cutting back on energy use. At Arrow Electric, Inc., we are dedicated to helping our customers in every way we can. In the 20 years that we’ve been in the industry, we have seen how energy consumption can have a huge impact on electricity bills. That’s why our Dallas electricians are more than happy to provide you with some of our tried and tested electrical conservation tips and ideas. We are hoping that this information can help you get big savings on your energy bills.
Free Energy Saving Tips
Below are some things that you can easily practice at home:
- Setting your thermostat to lower temperatures– Lowering your thermostat in the 60 to 70-degree range can already give you a five percent saving on heating cost. You may also want to time your thermostat to automatically shut down at night or when leaving home for up to 20% of energy saving.
- Eliminating waste energy- Turn off lights and other electronics in rooms that are unoccupied. You may also want to make sure that all electrical appliances that are not in use such as your spare refrigerator in the garage or your kitchen and bath ventilating fans are unplugged or turned off.
- Reducing your water heater temperature– If the weather is not that cold, you may want to set your water heater temperature to normal setting or 120-degree for up to 11% energy saving.
- Shortening your shower time- Not only can this help you conserve electricity by cutting down on water heater energy costs, you also get savings from your water bills.
- Using your appliances efficiently– Make sure to only use the dishwasher or clothes washer when you have a full load. You may also opt to use cold water in washing your clothes to get up to 75% of energy saving.
- Turning your computers off and putting monitors to sleep– If you’re going to step away from your computer to make snacks or go to the bathroom, you may want to put it in sleep mode to save energy. However, if you’re done using your computer, turning it off is the best way to save on energy costs.
- Unplugging your “leaking energy” electronics– New appliances such as TVs, game consoles, chargers, computer peripherals and other electronics use electricity even when they are switched off. It may be convenient for you to keep them plugged in, but if you want to save on energy costs, it is better to keep them unplugged when not in use.
- Taking care of your HVAC including your ducts and vents– A dirty or faulty heating or air conditioning system works doubly hard, which means double the energy cost. Change your filters regularly and make sure that your any leaks in your ducts and vents are also properly sealed.
- Wrapping your water heater with insulation– When insulating a gas water heater, especially when you have an older water heater, leave the air intake vent uncovered to save up to 10% on energy costs.
Energy Saving Investments
If you’re in the market for new appliances or planning to remodel your home, you may want to consider investing in energy-efficient solutions that can give you huge savings in the long run.
Here are some energy-efficient suggestions:
- Look for Energy Star® appliances and electronics
- Install programmable thermostats
- Increase ceiling insulation
- Install low flow shower heads
- Choose high-efficiency windows