As you might be able to attest, condominiums in Florida can be very pricey. If you own a condo, you might have to cut back on other bills so you can afford the mortgage every month. Fortunately, condo owners in Port Charlotte, Florida, can lower their electricity bills by performing a home energy audit, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and killing “vampire power” on electronics.
Get a Home Energy Audit
To cut your electricity costs, get a home energy audit to figure out how much electricity you’re using. Based on the results, you should be able to set short-term and long-term electricity usage goals for yourself. You should revisit those goals every few months to track your progress.
There are tools and calculators available online you can use to do a home energy audit, or you can also contact an electrician to conduct an audit for you.
Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Another way Floridians can cut electricity costs is by using energy-efficient light bulbs. According to Condo Blues, switching 25 percent of incandescent light bulbs in a condo to compact fluorescent light bulbs will cut yearly energy usage by as much as 20 percent. Other energy-efficient light bulbs condo owners can install include halogen light bulbs and Verilux Full Spectrum light bulbs.
Kill “Vampire Power” on Electronics
A third way Florida residents can cut their energy bill is by killing “vampire power” on electronics. Vampire power refers to energy use by appliances that have an LED light, a clock, or a power supply box. For example, if your TV has an LED light that stays on even when you turn it off, it is still pulling electricity. Fortunately, you can eliminate vampire power by configuring the setting or unplugging appliances when not in use. You won’t be able to do this for every appliance, but every bit counts.
Cutting electricity costs is one of the best ways condo owners can save money. For more information about how to lower your electricity bills, don’t hesitate to contact our technicians at Luminous Electric.