Are you thinking about Going Green and saving money all at the same time? Do you know the Benefits of Going Green?
We see and hear the words “Go Green” all the time these days. While you may know their meaning, you may not know what great benefits they can provide. The most obvious benefit is saving the earth. Another important benefit is saving money. By reducing consumption and increasing efficiency, you can save money on energy costs and in just about every area of your life. This is great because you’re saving energy, the planet and your money all at the same time. People are seeing this more and more these days. Going Green can improve your health both physically and mentally. You’ll feel better because you did your part for a cleaner, greener environment, and with a little help, the world around you will be a better place for everyone.
- LED Light Fixture Retrofits:
The Price one these are finally coming down! LED’s are one of the more promising green lighting technologies to come onto the market. LED lighting has finally made it to the point where it makes sense to retrofit old lighting and up grade with a modern, more cost effective solution. Some LED lights have a 100,000 hour life span, reduces light pollution, and eliminate regular maintenance costs. We can help you eliminate short term maintenance and get a 50-70% savings on energy with a return on investment in 1-3 years.
- Attic Fans: Do you remember attic fans? I had one in an old house I owned and I loved it! I still do not know why they are not still adding them to homes, but radiant heat and moisture build up in an attic is the worst waste of energy. The answer to this problem is proper ventilation. Our electricians can upgrade or install an electric or solar electric attic fan in your home to help reduce the temperature in your attic, to help you have a more cost effective solution and cooler home.
- Sign up for green power: Did you know that getting green power may be as easy as checking a box on your energy bill? Some utilities companies offer a green power option of one kind or another. With this sort of program the local utility buys renewable energy like wind, solar, etc. and then passes it along to customers. But it costs more money. It will help support the industry for clean, green power but before signing up, you may ask where they’re getting their power from. If it’s a source like waste coal or waste-to-power, you might be better off buying your credits elsewhere. Coal is a really stinky, dangerous, nasty, and not good for the environment it’s also not the best way to make power.
- Solar Energy: Nothing helps save you money on energy and help our planet like solar power generation. There have been many solar power advancements and there are also many incentives offered for green energy so when you install a solar panel system it can not only pay for itself, but pay you over its lifetime. We have the ability install your complete solar panel system and get you started saving many. The cost of electricity is going up, and so far I haven’t seen any signs of it changing.
- Energy Rebates: On a related note, did you know that your utility company may offer rebates for updating your lights, air conditioners to more energy-efficient models? Or installing solar? It may require a little investment at first, but you can get some of that money back and save even more in the long run!
- Check your lights: The most common form of wasted energy in any building or home is unused lighting. We can help you eliminate this wasted energy by installing timers for your lighting in doors and out or occupancy sensors with passive infrared sensing technology. These technologies will deliver hands free switching and energy savings leaving you more time to address more important things in life. It’s efficient and fun!
- Buy Smart: Cooling and heating are the biggest users of energy in a building, but then it’s appliances and other plug-in devises. When shopping for a new appliance, look for most energy-efficient models/brands. Do your home work it may be more up front but better in the long run. Most new appliances come with an Energy Star Guide which will shows its consumption in terms of kWh per year (if they don’t, a Google search or calling the manufacturer can usually get you the answer).