Contact GHEC today for an Energy Efficiency Audit
As much as we love life in The Natural State, our summers aren’t for the faint of heart! We all love our air conditioning, but we pay dearly for our comfort. We’re at the mercy of utility providers who operate legally-sanctioned monopolies, and they continue to raise rates with impunity; according to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill for homeowners increased by 13% from 2021 to 2022. The only defense we have against high utility rates is to reduce our consumption, but that’s often easier said than done when the mercury approaches the triple digits!
The good news is that Gary Houston Electric Company has been the most trusted residential electrician in Little Rock since 1978, and we can help you lower your energy bills without sacrificing your family’s comfort. We’ll make customized recommendations for your home, and you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference a few small changes can make! Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to reduce your household energy consumption:
Are you wasting energy? It’s easier to notice a thermal exchange when you feel a draft during the winter months, but you should install a draft guard or weatherstripping if you see sunlight under your doors or around your windows. Closing vents in unused rooms can actually increase your energy consumption and cause damage to your HVAC system over time. Be sure to repair or replace damaged attic ductwork right away and follow your manufacturer’s recommendations for long-term HVAC system maintenance.
Does your home wiring meet current safety standards? Household wiring needs to be inspected at least once every 25 years and more frequently if you own an older home. Replacing two-prong outlets with grounded outlets and installing GFCI outlets won’t lower your bills, but you can never afford to take any chances with your family’s safety!
Are your appliances up-to-date? Water heaters and HVAC systems become less energy-efficient when they approach the end of their operational lifespan. You don’t have to wait for them to break down to replace them, and you’ll typically experience significant energy savings right away!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule service, contact us online or at 501-375-8330.