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Monday, December 25, 2017

Electrician’s take on sudden surges in electric bills

What it means when the bill skyrockets

Meters

Electric bills get all the more annoying when it surges unexpectedly. (Photo Credits)

Bill shock is a common term used by service providers when their consumers unexpectedly receive a huge bill and they raise a concern about it. While some could be legitimate issues, there are times when it is usage that has indeed prompted an unexpected increase in power bills.

But what are the possible reasons for a sudden surge of electric bills?

Hunker.com came up with an article that sums up possible reasons for a sudden increase in power bills. Build Safe

Proreferral.com meanwhile explained other possible reasons for a sudden surge in power bills.

If your electricity bill becomes unusually high, the meter may be faulty and you should ask your utility to check it. If the meter is accurate, an appliance or other load may be using more power than usual. Start by checking the systems that use the most power to see if they are working properly and if they are switching on and off normally. Keep track of your daily power consumption by reading your meter to see the effect of changes you make during your investigation.”

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The explanation of each possible reasons that they cited can be found here.

Common Energy Drains

One of the most common power blackhole in a home are energy-draining appliances that are either malfunctioning, or really uses up a whole lot of energy as it ages. Electrician   

The website Pocket Sense tried to explain this in one of their articles.

Appliances that are too old might be causing ‘phantom power drains,’ which occurs when an object is turned off but still plugged in and using power. Even though under the One Watt Initiative every appliance made after 2010 is limited in how much phantom power it uses, larger appliances like dryers and refrigerators — anything that uses a lot of energy for heat or cooling — can still cause significant phantom draining. The best way to prevent unwanted drainage is to unplug anything when it’s not in use, especially smaller, battery-charging items like laptops, cell phones, and tablets.”

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There are some factors that might cause temporary electricity spikes and these are common occurrences. On extremely cold winter days, more heat will be required to keep you house warm and this can lead to increases electricity consumption on that day. Similarly, very hot days in the summer will see the air conditioning staying on all throughout the day which could drive up your price. Check your settings; perhaps you do not need it that cool in your place. The opening and closing of the refrigerator frequently could increase your electricity usage. You would have to be constantly opening and closing the fridge though. It would have to be practically left open for a spike in your bill to occur.”

The original article can be found here.

Sudden surges in electrical bills can be stressful. If unsure as to how to go about checking, call your electrical provider.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Electrician’s Solar Solution for Mobile Homes

Energy Efficiency in Mobile Living

Our mobile home

Mobile living and solar power can go hand in hand towards a more energy efficient way of life. (Photo Credits)

Families who have decided to live in a mobile home for good would often boast of energy efficiency versus their former way of living. After all, they no longer have to power up a home that is 10 times larger than where they are currently living. Such situation will definitely merit energy savings of even more than half the usual electric bill of any household. American Lighting Association   

Modern mobile home owners though take the energy efficiency scenario up another notch by going purely solar or sourcing their heating needs from solar energy. Science Direct has published a study on this.

“Mobile homes are different from the conventional home and building in configuration, structure, arrangement and cost. The concept and criteria of designing a solar space heating/cooling system for mobile homes differs somewhat from that of a conventional site-built house or building. The mobile home is a low-cost housing. The solar system developed for mobile homes should be really low in cost before it can appeal to the mobile home community.”

Download the research paper here.

Solar energy for all

Mother Earth News meanwhile said that Energy Efficiency is for all. It explained that the savings garnered by mobile homes through Solar energy can be doubled up by conventional homes when it fully switches to solar energy. Master Electrician

“Your home should have a south-facing window available to accept the collector’s air exchange plenum. The lower sash of this opening will be permanently blocked, so don’t plan on using the window for ventilation. Furthermore, if the opening isn’t located in the room you want to heat, you’ll have to run an inside duct to that area. Also, there should be no obstructions—including coniferous trees—in the vicinity of the window.”

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Instructables.com meantime offered a step-by-step tutorial to its readers on a self-installation of solar panel grids for those who are into off-the-grid living.

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“The solar panel size should be selected in such way that it will charge the battery fully during the one day time. During the 12hr day time the sunlight is not uniform it also differ according to your location in the globe.So we can assume 4 hours of effective sunlight which will generate the rated power.”

The full instructions can be found here.

Solar energy is indeed the way to go for cleaner, more cost-efficient power source.

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An Electrician’s Energy Efficient Bedroom

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Electrician’s Energy Efficient Bedroom

Conserving electricity in the bedroom

Bedroom

Ways to cut down on electrical costs in the bedroom. (Photo Credits)

The bedroom is where every person spends a third or sometimes even half of his whole day. This is the reason why a huge chunk of the electricity consumed in a home is spent in cooling, lighting up, and powering the bedroom.

For households that are trying to lower their power costs, efficient electrical use in the bedroom can help cut down on costs.

The Simple Dollar.com for instance advocates walking through the home including the bedroom, to unplug devices and turn off lights as a part of self-discipline prior to living the house. American Lighting Association   

“It’s simple things like these that really make the difference. Taking just a few minutes to look at your behavior and realize when a frugal tactic is cost-effective or not can tell you a lot about whether that behavior is really right for you. For me, I often try to look at it as an hourly wage – if that hourly wage looks nice to me (or there’s some other appeal to it), I’ll do it.”

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Efficient Energy Use

Master Electrician British Gas also published an article mentioning the ways to lower electrical consumption in the bedroom. One of the items in the list that they came up with is the use of heating and air conditioning.

“During winter nights, the last thing we want is to be cold in bed. This doesn’t have to mean cranking the heating up and leaving it on throughout the night. Warm your bedroom shortly before you plan to go to sleep before turning down the thermostat to avoid wasting energy overnight. Use the timer built into your system to make sure that the room’s warm enough, just when you want it to be.”

The rest of the write-up can be read here.

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UK-Based website This is Money came up with tips on how to lower utility bills. Some may be simple, but are indeed helpful.

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“Most families have the heating on at 20 degrees centigrade all day, and wander about the house in a blouse or T-shirt. Turn down the thermostat just one degree, to 19 degrees, and put on a jumper or cardigan and you can shave 10 pc off your heating bill.”

More tips can be found here.

Being more mindful of electricity consumption in the bedroom can help a lot in lowering the over all power bill of a household.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Electrician’s Guide on ways Home Renters can save on Power Costs

Apartment Dwellers can save on electricity too

Apartment building

Saving electricity is possible even when renting. (Photo Credits)

Some renters think that it may not be possible to cut down on electricity costs But the truth of the matter is, it is possible to save on utilities with a few lifestyle adjustments, and some effort to become more efficient when it comes to using power at home. Build Safe       

Energy Star shared some advice on lowering electrical consumption. One of which is about air conditioning systems. “Considering purchasing a room air conditioner? Consider an ENERGY STAR qualified model. They use at least 10 percent less energy than standard models. In the winter, be sure to insulate room air conditioners from the outside with a tight-fitting a/c unit cover, available at your local home improvement center or hardware store. This keeps heated air from escaping outside. Alternately, you can remove the window unit in the winter months to prevent energy losses. Be sure the window unit fits tightly in the window so outdoor air is not getting in.”

Read the rest of the advice here.

Be Eco-Friendly

The website Apartment Guide also featured tips on saving on electricity bills. One way, according to the webpage, is by being ecofriendly. Electrician  

“If you use a lot of lights in your apartment, one way to reduce your electric bill is to use eco-friendly light bulbs. There are lots of eco-friendly light bulbs available, and they’re much more durable, long lasting, and environmentally-conscious. Fluorescent light bulbs are not only better for the environment, they’re also better for your bank account. Switch your regular bulbs out for fluorescent ones; then reduce their usage as much as possible. Consider trying different fluorescent bulbs to find just the right color for your home (some can be very bright).”

Take a look at the four other power-saving tips here.

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The Australian Government’s Website meanwhile published some tips on cutting down on electricity costs when renting a home. One of their initial suggestions is doing some lifestyle changes.

“If you’ve got a second fridge, getting rid of it could save around $172 a year. Switching off the game console after use could save up to $193 a year. Using the clothesline instead of the dryer once a week could save $79 a year.”

The whole article can be found here.

Changes in how the whole household utilizes electrical appliances can help a lot in lowering energy costs.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Electrician’s POV: Ways to Save Electricity in the bedroom

Saving on utilities

bedroom

Electric power costs can eat up a huge chunk in a family’s budget, and so little things matter when it comes to saving up on consumption. (Photo Credits)

The quest to lower home energy costs can be quite elusive, especially nowadays when everything gets to be operated using electricity. But there are ways to save on power consumption for every room in the house. Builders and Contractors  

British Gas came up with tips on how to lower consumption in the bedroom. The bedroom after all uses up a lot of energy to either warm the body during the winter, or cool it during the summer, making things more comfortable. “During winter nights, the last thing we want is to be cold in bed. This doesn’t have to mean cranking the heating up and leaving it on throughout the night. Warm your bedroom shortly before you plan to go to sleep before turning down the thermostat to avoid wasting energy overnight. Use the timer built into your system to make sure that the room’s warm enough, just when you want it to be.”

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Read the other tips here.

Energy efficiency in the bedroom

The website The Spruce also came up with advice on how to make the bedroom a more energy efficient living space. Electricians  

“If there are gaps around your bedroom windows, your money is slipping away along with the wasted energy. Older windows are especially likely to have gaps in caulk or weatherstripping, letting cold breezes creep in during the winter, and cooled air leak out during the summer. Check your windows annually, and re-caulk if necessary to seal any leaks.”

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Family Handyman meanwhile advised its readers to turn off electrical vampires each time because they cost electricity too even when they are not in use. “Seventy-five percent of the electrical use by home electronics occurs when they’re turned off, according to the Department of Energy. These “energy vampires” suck electricity all day long—costing you an extra $100 each year. So if you’d like to keep that Ben Franklin in your wallet, unplug your electronics or plug them into a power strip, then turn off the strip. Don’t worry about losing the settings on new computers and TVs. They have a memory chip that resets everything when you power back up.”

The original article can be found here.

Saving on electrical costs in the bedroom will require discipline and a bit of effort, but the extra time and work will definitely pay off through lower power bills.

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