Green Energy Savings Tips

By B&M Electric May 23, 2015

Here are some immediate things you can do around your home to reduce your electricity bill:

  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFL) or LED bulbs
  • Review usage of halogen lights – high wattage lamps require more power and burn very hot – transformers used to power them are on even if the light is off
  • Many electrical products and appliances still draw power even if turned off – unplug them while not in use or use a power strip or surge protector and turn the switch off
  • Use LED lights for holiday, landscape, or accent lighting

Next steps you can do to reduce your electricity bill:

  • Replace your old thermostat with a new programmable thermostat
  • Use or install ceiling fans instead or using air conditioners
  • Have old fluorescent magnetic ballasts replaced with new electronic ballasts
  • Have motion/occupancy sensors, dimmers, photosensors, and/or timers installed to save on your lighting costs