Energy Conservation Tips for Your Home (and Wallet)

One of the main jobs of skilled electricians is to take the time to listen to a customer’s needs.  One of the most common issues our customers face is, how to save electricity. We’re glad you asked! If you want to learn how to save money on your electricity bill, here are four of our best energy conservation and money-saving tips for your home electric bill.

Replace Older Energy Zapping Appliances

It is pretty easy to buy a shiny new appliance, but it is not so easy to get it up and running in your home. In some cases, there needs to be some rewiring in order to get that new washer and dryer to work safely. When you are installing a new appliance, it is always a good idea to have somebody check the current wiring for any issues that could ultimately result in a fire. When a skilled electrician comes out to hook up your new appliance, they will make sure it is done right.
New Washer and Dryer

Regular Maintenance

I cannot tell you how heartbreaking it is to read stories about home fires that were caused by faulty or damaged electrical wiring. With regular maintenance evaluations, residential electrician Springfield MO technicians look for any signs of trouble before they have a chance to become extremely costly problems. Faulty wiring could be causing equipment to run improperly, which ultimately costs you more money on your electricity bill.

Electric Meter Check

The electric company will come out and check your meter in some situations. However, it is sometimes easier and a lot faster to have an electrician come out and do a routine check to make sure it is running properly. I would recommend doing this if you think your bill reflects an inaccurate amount of electricity being used. You can actually do this on your own. Shut off everything in your home and switch off the main breaker. The meter should not be spinning, because there is no power going to your home.

Meter Gauge

Meter Gauge

If you see it spinning, I strongly suggest having an experienced electrician come out and confirm it. There could be something you did wrong and you will need to have the issue verified. Once it is established that there is an issue, the electrician will write it on a company invoice. You can use this invoice to get the electric company to investigate the problem.

Programmable Thermostat

Another fairly easy and inexpensive way to lower your electric bill is to have a programmable thermostat installed. This is an ideal way to regulate the temperature of your home. The thermostat is programmed to maintain a steady temperature to avoid the spikes that will increase your electric bill.

If you would like to save money on energy, make a call to Complete Electrical Solutions at 417-831-8039 to schedule an appointment with one of our electricians. We would love to help you cut down your electricity bill. If you simply want more information on energy conservation, please feel free to call and we’ll do whatever we can to help you.