If you want to save money on electricity, one area to look at is your lighting choices. Did you know that the way you light your home can significantly impact your energy costs? Use these 5 tips to reduce energy usage and lower your bills this winter!
No one wants to sit around in the dark – especially with winter coming! But there are several things you can do to reduce your lighting bills, and still maintain a comfortable and well-lit home.
Inefficient lighting can cost you quite a bit throughout the year, but winter is the time when we tend to use more indoor lights. After all, it gets dark earlier, and frequent cloud-cover often keeps it darker indoors as well.
Check out these 5 easy lighting tips to help you save electricity, and reduce your energy bills this winter!
1. Switch to Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
LED lights are far more energy efficient than standard bulbs. They have a much longer life and are eco friendly…. They are also low voltage and extremely efficient…. Make sure you recycle these in an environmentally friendly way….
2. Turn Lights Off When Not In Use
This is a very simple piece of advice but probably the most important…. Do not use more lights than you really need, switch off lights in unused rooms. Speak to family members and remind them that switching lights off is very important….
3. Use Candles
Use candles if you want to create a more relaxed atmosphere, have a quiet evening in or during a romantic dinner at home…. But be very careful with candles, and never leave them unattended.
4. Make the Most of Natural Lighting
If it’s a bright sunny day and your house is light enough then you certainly don’t need the lights switched on…. Open curtains in all rooms of the house to get as much natural light in as possible.
5. Install Occupancy Sensors
You can get occupancy sensors installed so that when no one is in a particular room the lights automatically switch off….
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