Save Energy and Money
You can save energy and money with a few simple fixes today! Like it or not, the cold weather is on its way, and there’s no time like now to begin preparing for it here in the Warwick Valley than by looking at ways to cut your energy usage in your home – and thus your expenses. As energy costs continue to rise, there’s no better place to begin to save energy and money then with the lighting in your house.
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy showing that an average household dedicates 10 percent of its energy budget to lighting and spends approximately $1,900 per year in total on utility bills. That adds up!
Changing your traditional incandescent light bulbs or CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps often recognized by their spiral design) to LED light bulbs will save not only energy, but also dollars off your electricity bill. The bulbs feature longer life spans than traditional light bulbs, while still emitting warm tones to make your home cozy with illuminating, comfortable light. Because LED bulbs consume far fewer watts to deliver the same level of brightness as traditional bulbs, they can save you energy and money daily by reducing that light’s energy use by up to 85 percent!
Making the switch to LED bulbs in your home is easier than you think. Quality LED bulbs can last between 15,000 and 40,000 hours depending on the bulb. This can amount to an approximate average of 25 times longer than traditional bulbs.
Five Reasons to Switch to LED Lighting Now:
Energy Savings: Most LED bulbs use 75 to 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, which means savings for your energy bill and extra cash in your pocket.
Convenience: Long-lasting life spans of 22 to 36 years means you will only have to change the bulbs a few times in your lifetime – this means you won’t be bothered to replace a dimming bulb for decades at a time.
Versatility: LEDs come in all different shapes and sizes to fit any room or fixture in your home. The bulbs create a warm, natural illuminating light that set a comfortable ambiance of your choosing inside, and many can be controlled by a dimmer to cascade any amount of light within your rooms.
Save Money: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing just 15 bulbs in your home with more energy efficient versions can save an average of $50 off your energy bill annually – or up to $1,800 on your energy bill over the course of your LED bulb’s lifetime.
Instant Lighting: Instead of waiting seconds or minutes for your lights to reach full brightness, LED lamps light up immediately to full brightness to illuminate your space.
So begin converting your home’s light bulbs to LEDs, and you’ll immediately start to see the savings both in energy and money on your next O&R bill!