GHEC is here to answer your energy efficiency questions!

Most homeowners are accustomed to paying high energy bills all year long. The electric bills are lower in the fall and winter, but gas bills predictably increase as we run our home heating. We don’t get to shop around for utility providers the way we can for other household expenses, and each time their costs increase, they pass them along to us in the form of higher energy bills. The only surefire way to lower your bills is to reduce consumption and eliminate waste.

Gary Houston Electric has been Little Rock’s most trusted residential and commercial electrician since 1978, and we’re a phone call away when to schedule an in-home energy efficiency consultation. Most homeowners currently pay their utility providers more than they should each month, and there are plenty of easy and highly affordable ways to lower your bills. Here are a few easy ways to reduce your family’s energy consumption that don’t cost very much and don’t require you to sacrifice your family’s comfort:

Seal up drafts-Drafts under outside doors or around your windows make your heating system run longer to maintain your desired temperature. You can install inexpensive weatherstripping in just a few minutes, and it will tide you over until you can upgrade your windows or add storm doors.

Install a programmable thermostat-An inexpensive programmable thermostat can save you 5-10% or more on your energy bills if you use it correctly. Next-generation smart thermostat models also include Bluetooth connectivity and remote access using a smartphone app.

Upgrade your home lighting-LED lighting provides the same amount of lumens as conventional lighting using a fraction of the original wattage. Upgrading your home to smart lighting is also a convenient way to select the amount of light you want for each room in your home. You can also program your lighting to turn on and off when the home to discourage potential burglars while you and your family are out to dinner or on vacation!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule service, contact us online or at 501-375-8330.