Energize Your Home With High-efficiency Appliances
With summer right around the corner, it is a great time to evaluate your home’s energy consumption. Many homeowners and residents are unaware of the numerous fixes one can make to save on their monthly electric bill. Energy Star appliances are eligible for Hawaii Energy rebates, so when shopping, be sure to look for the blue Energy Star logo.
Here are a few other tips to help save you money:
Lighting is one of the first places you can look to save money. Many of you have heard of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), but how many of you actually use them? CFLs have been known to use up to 20 to 35 percent less electricity and last approximately eight to 15 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
Obviously, cooling is a very important need in our climate. Hawaii does tend to get hot, and air conditioners play a large part in our lives. But an efficient and adequate ceiling fan can provide ample cooling in your home, as well as save you money. Making sure your fan is sized properly for your room is very important when choosing a ceiling fan.
If you must use an air conditioning unit, using a ductless, split-unit system is the best way to go. Split-unit systems are far more efficient than both conventional window units and central-air systems. Older everyday appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators also could be consuming more electricity than they should. Newer, upto-date models could save you 20 to 40 percent on energy costs, and might be eligible for a Hawaii Energy rebate.
A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, also can be performed to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. EnergyPro Hawaii offers energy assessments and will take the time to pinpoint energy consumption problems in your home.
Not only can EnergyPro Hawaii perform energy assessments, but it also can provide energy-saving solutions through its products. PV systems, solar hot water systems, solar attic fans and tankless gas water heaters are just some of the products EnergyPro Hawaii offers. Give EnergyPro Hawaii a call at 596-2890 to schedule your energy assessment and start saving money today. You also can visit the company online at Energyprohawaii.com.