Are Energy-Saving Upgrades Actually Worth It?


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You’ve been hearing that you should be making energy-efficient upgrades throughout your home for a few years now, but is it actually worth it? We get this question quite frequently from homeowners across the Philadelphia area, so we’re going to provide you some actual statistics. The quick answer is, yes - it’s worth it. But find out how much you can actually save, below:

Plant Shade Trees. Why? Although we’re still experiencing frigid temperatures, spring is less than a week away and warmer weather will be here before you know it. Leafy trees can help keep your home cool when temps are on the rise and that means you can give your ductless cooling system a break. Doing so can save you $35-$120 on annual cooling bills.

Use a Power Strip. Why? It’s a quick and easy way to manage multiple electronic devices with the flip of a switch. By turning off your devices while you’re not using them, you can save $100 or more each year.

Replace Old Light Fixtures and Bulbs. Why? Energy Star models and LED light bulbs can save you 9% or more on annual energy bills which translates to around $75 per fixture.

When it comes to energy bills, we’re all about savings! Want to learn more about how energy-efficient upgrades can help keep some green in your wallet? Contact the expert electricians at GEN3 Electric today - 215-512-4102. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook for energy-saving tips and tricks.

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.