One of the most common reasons why our residential and commercial customers find themselves needing an electrical panel change is the need for more electrical power. From Deerfield Beach or Delray Beach, the electricians at Emerald Isle Electric can help you determine if your home or business is in need of a panel change, but there are things you can do on your own to reduce your energy load.
As the Visual Capitalist reports, “In practically every house in America, capital is being wasted on energy consumption. That’s because the average electricity spend per year is $1,368.36 per year, and 35% of the power used is actually wasted.”
HOME ENERGY HOGS
You might be surprised by some of the things that are making your FPL bill go up… and up.
Obviously, here in South Florida, your electrical bill’s biggest contributor is your air conditioner. According to Connect4Climate, home cooling and heating accounts for 47% of the charges on your electric bill. As your system gets older, it will have to work harder to keep your house cool. Be sure to maintain your system and change your filters regularly, so that you can keep your air conditioning system running at its peak as long as possible to avoid running up the bill even more.
Next up, Connect4Climate reports, is your hot water heater, which on average is responsible for 14% of the electrical charges.
Your washer and dryer account for 13% of your home energy usage.
You might be surprised to know that lighting can account for 12% of the bill, depending on the kind of lightbulbs you use. Your other electrical appliances, including the refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, TV and computer are all in the single digits.
If you would like to know more about where your electrical charges are coming from and ways to possibly reduce your bill, call the licensed electricians serving Boca Raton, Parkland, Lighthouse Point, Highland Beach, and other South Florida communities today at (561) 303-5475.