After we moved into a house that seemed to have a lot of electrical problems, I had to learn how to troubleshoot things and fast. I learned how to flip the switch on my circuit breaker, deal with tripped GFCI outlets, and even how to rewire an outlet with the power off. It was a lot of work, but I was able to save a lot of money on professional services. However, after trying in vain to fix my circuit breaker on my own, I realized that I needed some help from an expert. A professional came out, took apart my panel and fixed everything. This blog is all about troubleshooting electrical issues and when to call a pro.
As a homeowner, when the summer months are swiftly approaching, you may begin to wonder if there are ways you will be able to save money on your home energy bills. Before you resign yourself to another year of astronomically high energy bill costs, get to know some of the ways that you can lower your energy bills so that you can invest your money in other, more enjoyable ways.
Upgrade Your Central Air Conditioning System
If you have been living in your home for many years and have never replaced your air conditioning system or you recently moved into an older home that has the original air conditioning system still in it, now may be the perfect time for you to consider upgrading your system with the help of companies like Plisko Electric.
Newer central air conditioning units use less electricity than earlier models while keeping your home more consistently and uniformly cool. Be sure you look for an air conditioner that is Energy Star rated. Energy Star is a government program that tests products based on their consumption of energy. The products that receive certification have passed the minimum criteria to be deemed energy efficient.
In addition to seeking out an Energy Star central air conditioning system, you may also want to have your electrician install a programmable thermostat to go with it. Programmable thermostats give you greater control over the temperature in your home and even allow you to have several different pre-programmed settings for when you are at work, at home, or sleeping at night.
Install New Insulation In Your Home
Insulation in your attic as well as in the walls throughout your home can have a major impact on the energy bills you pay during the summer. Older insulation has a tendency to become less effective because it settles, leaving gaps in coverage where thermal energy can pass through the walls.
Having new insulation installed can make a major difference in keeping your home cool in the summer. If you are planning to redo the insulation in your walls, you will likely want to have a professional do the work for you. They will be able to efficiently cut through the drywall, remove old and install new insulation, and then repair the drywall. A professional will also be able to navigate properly around the electrical wiring and other important elements of your home behind your walls.
Now that you know a few of the steps that you can take to save money on your energy bills this summer, you can be sure to get started as soon as possible.Share
9 May 2016