Save In The New Year With Our Energy-Savings Tips!

Save In The New Year With Our Energy-Savings Tips!

A person switching out an old incandescent bulb with a new LED bulb

Here at Omega Electrical, we love to talk about saving on your energy bills. Whether it be during the holiday season or throughout the rest of the year, there’s always a handful of great tips and tricks to keep that bill on the lower end. Now that we’re a month into this new year, we thought we’d provide you with a few more ways to curb your energy consumption. 

Today, we’d like to focus on all the apartment dwellers out there. Unlike homeowners, apartment renters can’t simply switch out their antiquated HVAC units or install environmentally-friendly or appliances. Although homeowners often spend much more on utilities than apartment renters, the latter can also be environmentally conscious, even if it’s somewhat limited. 

Below, we’ve compiled some easy-to-follow methods to keep those bills down so you can have a happy, stress-free 2021!

Energy-Efficient Items to Consider for 2021

LED Bulbs

It’s true, apartment dwellers don’t have as much freedom as homeowners in many aspects. However, apartment dwellers still have a handful of easily customizable options available to them.

Take energy-efficient light bulbs, for instance. Although LED light bulbs are a bit more expensive than their incandescent counterparts, they’ll end up saving you quite a bit in the long run. Best of all, LED bulbs tend to last around ten years! In the long run, you’ll save on your electricity bill all while avoiding the need to buy new bulbs whenever yours burn out. By simply switching out the bulbs in your unit to energy-saving LED bulbs, you’ll start reaping the benefits! It’s truly as easy as that.

Smart Power Strips

Another great way to save on your electricity usage is by using smart power strips. These strips (which look a lot like their less-efficient cousin) are another upfront higher-priced item that will save you money in the long run. You see, most modern televisions, Blu-Ray players, sound systems, etc. don’t fully shut off when you click on the “Off” button. They simply go on “stand-by” mode. While on “stand-by” mode, your electronics are still siphoning off electricity. It may not seem like much, but this is one of the most common culprits of passive electricity usage (also known as “phantom power drain.) By plugging your gadgets into a smart power strip, you won’t have to worry about this issue any longer.

While regular power strips provide the convenience of multiple outlets, they do nothing to satiate your energy consumption. A smart power strip, on the other hand, actually shuts off all those gadgets that remain on “stand-by” mode when they’re not in use, essentially cutting off their phantom power drain. 

By replacing your existing power strips or light bulbs with their smarter, more eco-friendly countertops, you’ll begin to save a bit more electricity. Best of all, it’s as easy as screwing in a light bulb or replacing a power strip!

Save On Your Electric Bill With Omega Electrical

Omega Electrical is proud to be the go-to choice for high-quality electrical and mechanical services across the Southwest region. If you’re in need of our services, simply give us a call. We’re always ready to help!