Every home uses energy in some way, shape, or form. For most of the population, this energy comes in the form of electricity from the power grid. According to Dayton Power & Light, an average of 46 percent of a home’s energy consumption goes into heating and cooling the home. Another 12 percent of energy consumption goes into lighting. While many individuals may think that all energy efficiency improvements are made through construction changes, like new windows, there are plenty of upgrades that can be made on the electrical system to improve your energy usage. Take a look at how a residential electrician can help you today.

Motion Sensor Lighting

We all forget to turn off the lights when we leave the room from time to time. Or perhaps you leave your back porch light on all night for safety. These habits can be a large energy drain but they don’t have to be. Motion sensor lighting, especially for exterior or commercial uses, can make a home much more efficient by turning the lights on when you need them and off when you don’t.

Upgrade Appliances

While your first thought may not be about needing the local residential electrician when you upgrade to ENERGY STAR® appliances, it may be a phone call you have to make anyway. Upgrading appliances such as the washer, dryer, or air conditioning unit may also mean addressing the power output of your home. Even ENERGY STAR appliances run on more wattage than older appliances used to and therefore the upgrade may put a strain on your electrical system and circuit breaker.

Energy Efficiency Evaluation

The residential electricians at Electrical Gurus can provide you with an energy efficiency evaluation of your home to help you identify your biggest electricity drains and how you can improve upon them. Contact us today!