As the cost of living continues to rise, we are all searching for ways to make some savings wherever we can.  As the price of electricity is at its highest point in recent years, one place we could use some reductions is in our electricity consumption.

There are several measures that you ask your residential electrician in Auckland to implement for you that will provide some significant cost savings.  Read on to find out how.

Cooling And Heating Systems

Approximately half of all electricity consumed in the average household is used up by cooling and heating systems.

Any appliance with an element will be something that is going to use large amounts of electricity, and your hot water system falls into this category.  By making various adjustments, it is possible to significantly reduce your power consumption and save hundreds of dollars per year.

Changes can be made to the temperature settings on your thermostat, while options such as insulating blankets and timer switches can further reduce your power usage.

Another culprit in this category is your temperature control system, such as air-conditioning, to heat your home in winter and cool it in summer.  Discuss your system with your friendly residential electrician in Auckland to learn more about your system’s energy rating and how to adjust the settings to get the best performance at the lowest cost.

More Efficient Lighting

Consider getting your residential electrician to replace your incandescent light bulbs with suitable power-saving options. Compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) has been popular for some time; however, LEDs are the most energy-efficient option you can have installed.  And while LEDs may be slightly more expensive than other choices, they are by far the most long-lasting alternative.

Ask your residential electrician in Auckland for advice on the correct output of lumens for the different locations in your home.  In addition, LEDs are available in warm white and cool white variants, each suited to various applications.  You can ask for help to select the best option for your home.

Assessing Your Appliances

Appliances have Energy Star ratings that are an indication of their energy efficiency.  Ask your residential electrician in Auckland for advice on the best options for your various devices.  And as you replace your appliances in your home, be sure to shop around for those with high Energy Star ratings to save you money in the long run.

Contact Livewire Electrical today for help with these ideas and for more tips and advice on cutting electricity consumption in your home.  We are your trusted residential electrician in Auckland and can help with all types of residential work, big or small.