No one wants to pay more money than they have to for their electricity. This is especially true during the winter months, when people want to spend money on the holidays, travel, and other enjoyable activities. Here are a few simple things a residential electrician can do around the house to help you save money all year long.

  1. Upgrade your switches. Did you know that receptacles and light switches can let tiny amounts of cold air leak into your home? If these fixtures are old, consider replacing them with newer ones that fit better. Or, add a foam gasket behind your existing receptacles to block the air before it comes inside.
  2. Revamp your lighting. Today’s light bulbs are more energy efficient than ever before. In fact, they can account for up to one-fifth of your home’s energy bill. Replace them and notice an immediate difference in the quality of light and the electricity you’re using.
  3. Install a new thermostat. Programmable thermostats help by controlling the temperatures while you’re away at work or out of town. Keep in mind that installing a thermostat does require working with electricity and is best left to a professional residential electrician.
  4. Get a business and residential electrical safety inspection. Your home may be wasting energy without you even knowing it. The average homeowner doesn’t know what to look for—but a residential electrical contractor does. Call us to give your home a thorough inspection for anything that could cause safety or efficiency issues.

These are just a few of the ways you can cut costs on your energy bill this winter. When you work with a residential electrician like the ones at Polk Electric, you’ll get quality service at affordable prices, plus the peace of mind that comes with knowing the job’s done right. If we find any problems, we’ll make the electrical repairs you need right on the spot. Trust us to keep your home running safely and efficiently this winter!