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If you want to reduce your energy costs, there are many improvements that you may want to consider doing in your home. The lighting in your home is one area that can be an affordable improvement to greatly reduce your energy costs. This can be done by not just changing light bulbs, but doing other improvements that include new lighting design. Here are some of the ways you can save energy by changing lighting designs in your home:
1. Changing Light Bulbs In Common Fixtures
One of the simplest improvements that you can do to the lighting in your home is change the light bulbs. You can start by changing any incandescent bulbs with CFL technology. As you start changing the light bulbs, you may want to slowly change some areas to LED bulbs, which have improved a lot in recent years. The LED bulbs will be the most efficient and costly improvements, which is why you may want to do this a bulb at a time if you cannot afford to change all the lights in your home to LED.
2. Creating Indirect Lighting With Strip Light Designs
In direct lighting can be another great improvement that you can do with the lighting design in your home. This can be done with LED strip lighting that can be hidden in areas like trim and custom ceilings. The LED strip lighting can be low consumption lighting that provide light in some of the main living areas of your home. It is also an affordable solution that will not cost too much to add. You can also have the lights installed in sections with different controls to give your more control over how much light and the electricity that you use.
3. Using Timers For Outdoor Lighting And Sensors In Other Areas
Timers and sensors can be another great improvement to add to many different areas of your home. If you have outdoor lighting, you may want to have a timer installed to turn the lights on and off during curtain times. You can also install motion sensors to control lighting in areas where they are commonly left on, such as in a garage, utility closest or unfinished area of your basement. These are simple improvements that can help to make the lighting in your home more efficient and reduce problems with lights being left on when they are not needed.
These are some lighting improvements that you may want to consider for your energy savings. If you are ready to reduce your electricity consumption, contact an electrician (like those at Beckstoffer-Welsh Inc) to get help with installing new lighting in your home.