10 Ways to Save Money on Lighting
From candles to LED bulbs, residential lighting has made vast improvements over the years in both quality of light and ease of use. Modern light bulbs are more energy efficient and brighter than ever, but that doesn’t mean you should skip putting energy efficient practices into your normal routine.
A few simple changes to your daily regimen can help net big savings over the life of a single light bulb. Check out the 10 Ways to Save Money on Lighting tips below to help keep your lights from running up your electric bill.
Types of Household Lightbulbs
Halogen bulbs are a type of incandescent lamp that uses a halogen gas in order to increase light output and life span. Halogens are the lowest rated bulbs by the Energy Star system and are also the most affordable.
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
CFLs are curly versions of the long tube fluorescent lights most commonly seen in garages and some kitchens. CFLs use less energy than halogens incandescents and can pay for themselves after just nine months of use.
Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
LEDs are a type of solid-state lighting -- meaning that they are powered by energy passing through a semiconductor rather than utilizing gasses like a halogen or fluorescent bulb does. While these bulbs are higher in price, their long life and low energy impact make the investment well worth it.
10 Tips for Saving Money on Lighting
Tips 1-3: Power and Bulbs
Tips 4-6: Timers and Switches
Tip 7-9: Utilizing Nature and More
10. Utilizing Energy Deregulation
Another great way to save costs on lighting, and your electric bill in general, is to sign-up for a low cost energy plan through a utility broker. We partner with Gold Star Energy to help save home owners and renters alike up to 20% on their utility bills. No gimmicks, no hassle – it takes two minutes to get a quote and in less than 10 minutes you could be signed up for a new lower cost energy plan that could save you hundreds per year.
Same electricity, same power lines, same service – so why pay more than you have to?
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How to Conserve Water at Home
Using water efficiently is not only a key to conserving one of our most precious resources, it can also help you cut down your monthly water bill.
Check out our How to Conserve Water at Home tips listed at the link below -- tips which can help cut gallons of water off your normal usage and help provide future generations with a clean, reliable water supply.
25 Ways to Save Energy at Home
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