21 Oct 16

Whether you’ve noticed subtle increases or more substantial jumps, you may be looking for ways to tame an expanding electric bill. There are both some quick wins and some long term solutions to consider. As you work through these, if you begin to have concerns about your home’s electrical, take the time to call in a professional Tulsa electrician to troubleshoot.

Re-evaluate your lighting situation

You don’t have to compromise your safety and comfort with less lighting, you may have to make changes instead. The light bulbs you choose matter. Choose light bulbs carefully. For example explore compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) which can use 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs as well as newer LED options. It is important to verify what each current fixture in your home requires or will safely use and when you will need to also change the fixture out. When you have questions it can be worthwhile to bring in an expert for a review.

Another change to think about bringing in a Tulsa electrician for is installing dimmer switches. They use less energy and let you enjoy a choice of lighting levels for different settings.

Do a routing sweep for items wasting power

If you have electronics in rooms that you do not use every day, just being plugged in can be adding to your electric bill. While it may not make sense to constantly be plugging or unplugging items you frequently use, quickly sweep through your space for items (often electronics) using electricity even when you are not using them.

Re-adjust some scheduling – especially in the summer months

When possible, try to operate your stove, oven, dishwasher and clothes dryer in the morning or evening when it’s cooler outside. If you’re wondering why – these can add extra heat to your home causing your air conditioner to work harder. 

Whether you have current concerns about your home’s electrical, or you are looking to transform your space into greener living, the team at Colburn Electric can help. With up front pricing you’ll never pay more than you expect, and we work hard to resolve service calls quickly. 

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