No one likes a high electric bill. Not only does it make for less money in your pocket, but it also not environmentally conscious. But, with the increase in available technologies, there is an easy way to lower your electric costs and be a better global citizen: light timers.
What Are Light Timers?
As the name suggests, light timers are devices that can turn off a particular light (or lights) after a particular amount of time has passed or at a particular point in the day or night. According to the Department of Energy, timers are a great way to both automate your lights, save money and conserve energy.
There are two main types of timers to choose from: manual timers, which are generally used for portable lights and lamps, and digital timers, which are generally used for installed indoor and outdoor lighting. Depending on the lights you want to control, different types of timers may be better than others.
How Do Light Timers Save Money?
Essentially, lighting timers cause your chances of accidentally leaving your lights on after a point in time to basically vanish. While accidentally leaving your lights on for a few hours may only cause a few cents worth of an electric bill hike, once you start multiplying the cost by a number of days you leave the lights on, it gets pretty substantial. It gets even more expensive if your bulb of choice is one that uses above-average amounts of energy.
Homeowners should keep in mind that these types of timers don’t only work on lights. In fact, you can use them on almost any type of electrical appliance or device. For examples, many people tend to leave their cable box on overnight. Depending on the cable box, they can sometimes consume quite a bit of energy. If you use a lighting timer with the outlet your cable box is plugged into, you can save even more money!
Essentially, not only are lighting timers great pieces of technology, but they are also a great investment. In almost all cases, the lighting timers pay for themselves after a period of use (according to The Simple Dollar). So, if you are interested in taking a chunk out of your electric bill, they are certainly worth looking into.
If you want to talk about how you can save on your electric bill, or if you want to install more efficient fixtures and bulbs, then get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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