Effective energy management has become an increasingly high priority for consumers in recent years. Amidst today's tight economic climate, people want to save in every way possible. Heating, cooling, and lighting represent major portions of the average household budget. As such, it is advisable to reduce these costs to the fullest extent possible.
Carpenter Electric's staff of professional electricians in West Palm is pleased to offer the following overview of two cost-effective energy management devices that let you realize immediate and significant savings on your energy bills.
- Let there be light
Adequate lighting is essential to personal comfort and safety. Most residential and commercial facilities utilize conventional incandescent lights to illuminate exterior and interior areas. Although familiar and reliable, this option is very costly.
Light-emitting diode ("LED") bulbs are a far more cost efficient alternative to incandescent lights. With an average lifespan of 11 years at full-power continuous operation, there is simply no comparison to the average incandescent bulb's lifespan of less than seven months at full-power continuous operation.
Bulb replacement is also a major expense for homes that are more spacious and large office buildings or other commercial buildings. A large number of lights and/or many lights located in recessed or other hard-to-reach outlets add considerably to labor costs associated with frequent bulb replacements. This is especially true of hospitals, factories, and other facilities where constant interior illumination is a necessity.
Not only do LED bulbs yield an incredible savings on periodic bulb replacement costs, but reductions in ongoing energy costs are also huge. Incandescent bulbs emit roughly eighty percent of consumed energy as excess heat wastage; whereas, LED bulbs utilize eighty percent of their energy intake for lighting and only twenty percent in excess heat wastage.
Increased comfort and functionality of smaller workspaces are two other benefits of switching to an LED lighting system.
- Privacy and comfort
You probably already appreciate the value that blinds and other window shades offer for providing both of the above qualities. Effective window shades also play a key role in all effective energy management campaigns. Motorized window shades are relatively recent but fast-growing phenomena in the home improvement arena.
Through automatic raising and lowering of blinds on a preset schedule, motor-driven window shades control the level of natural light that enters the interior of your home or office. There is no need for any manual intervention whatsoever. Thus, you achieve higher energy efficiency for your home's heating and cooling system(s). Whether you are busy with the day's work, away on vacation, or just relaxing on a quiet afternoon, your windows will be sufficiently shaded at the right times.
Motorized window shades integrated with thermostats and remote control capability manages incoming and outgoing heat to ensure maximum comfort and energy efficiency. Of course, greater overall security is another major benefit of automated window shades.
Get off to the right start
If you are convinced that an LED lighting system, automated window shades, or both are right for you; consult one of our expert electricians in West Palm immediately. We offer free, no-cost evaluations to determine precisely what the best options are for you.
As with all systemic changes or upgrades, proper installation is essential to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. We have the expertise and specialized knowledge to guarantee your long-term savings and satisfaction.
The bottom line
Contact one of our expert electricians in West Palm to see how you can benefit from modern energy efficient interior lighting. Your time investment is guaranteed to pay rich dividends.