The average monthly electric bill in Texas is about $127. You can reduce that cost by installing energy-efficient gadgets and appliances in your home. Some are worth the investment more than others, though.
Smart thermostats can be programmed to keep you comfortable when you’re home and shift to a temperature that conserves energy when you’re not around. Many learn your routines or sync with the location services on your phone so that they adjust automatically. You can save up to $180 a year with a programmable thermostat, and you’ll benefit from the added convenience.
An Energy-Star certified clothes washer can help you save money on electricity and water. If you’re like the average American family, you do 300 loads of laundry a year.
An energy-efficient washer can reduce your power bill by 25 percent and your water bill by 33 percent. You’ll see even more savings if you swap out an appliance that’s at least ten years old for a newer energy-efficient model.
Advances in technology have made LED bulbs more popular and affordable. These lights are bright but dimmable. They don’t get hot to the touch. They also last about five times longer than other comparable light bulbs. Plus, LEDs use significantly less electricity. One LED bulb costs only $38 to keep lit for 25 years.
Once you’ve replaced all of the power-guzzling appliances in your home with energy-efficient ones, you might wonder if there are other ways to cut energy costs. Although electric vehicles have a higher purchase price than cars that run on gasoline, they save you money on fuel. Plus, an electric vehicle can make you eligible for tax credits and other incentives.
Bottom line: Let us know if you have questions about installing electric vehicle chargers or other energy-efficient products in your home. We’re happy to help you determine what’s best for you and your household. To schedule an appointment with ElectricMan, call (972) 362-1804.