Appliances and lighting account for 25% of the energy usage in an averaged American home. Making the right choices on the appliances and lighting along with applying some simple techniques to cut back on energy being used while appliances are in stand by mode can have a significant impact on you’re energy bill and footprint.
We can help you make the decision on which Energy Star appliances will be the most efficient and cost effective for your situation. We can test your existing appliances to determine how much energy they are using and compare that to what a new appliance would use giving you real data on cost savings.
Changing from incandescent or halogen lighting to high efficient fluorescent or LED lighting is one of the easiest and most cost effective way to lower your energy usage. With all of the products on the market today knowing which lights to choose can be daunting. Whether it’s a simple choice of which fluorescent bulb is right for your office or if it’s worth retrofitting your existing can light with an ultra efficient LED kit, we can help you make the best decision.
Some people do not like the light emitted by a fluorescent bulb therefore do not want to switch. Great News! LED is not only more efficient than both LED and fluorescent, it is also a better, more natural light source.
Even when turned off, electronic equipment often uses a small amount of electricity. For home office equipment, this stand-by or “phantom” power load can range from a few watts to as much as 20 or even 40 watts for each piece of equipment. Using a power strip for your computer and all peripheral equipment allows you to completely disconnect the power supply from the power source, eliminating standby power consumption. By testing your electronic equipment for phantom usage we can demonstrate how much electricity is actually being used.