Does it seem like your monthly utility bills keep rising higher and higher? If you’re looking for ways to save money or want to reduce your energy usage for environmental concerns, then we’re here to help. The experienced electricians at Mr. Electric of Dallas assist local North Texas homeowners and businesses with offerings like electrical inspections, energy audits, whole house surge protection installation, and electrical repair service. Do you want to know more about energy savings? Then read below for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Will Surge Protectors Keep My Investments Safe From Damage?
High-quality surge protectors aren’t going to reduce your electric bills, but they may help to deter some damage to devices. However, keep in mind that surge protector strips are often unreliable, and many homeowners only use them for their office or entertainment center. This leaves your most expensive appliances and electronics vulnerable. The best way to ensure that your investments are protected from damage due to power surges is to invest in a whole house surge protection system. This will prevent surges to your entire electrical system so that every single item from your television to your hot water heater will have the level of protection you want.
Is an Electric Heater More Efficient Than a Central Heating System?
If you live in a tiny house or a very small studio apartment and live in an area where the climate is relatively warm year-round, then perhaps an electric heater can provide what is needed at lower costs. However, a central heating system will offer the most cost savings for most homeowners. To heat a three-bedroom home with portable heaters would require multiple units, and leaving some of them unattended can pose a fire hazard. In order to ensure that your heating needs are met without compromising your safety or your bank account, it’s best to invest in a central heating system installation.
Can Homeowners Save Money By Shutting Off the Breakers?
Technically, property owners could save a few bucks by turning off the electricity to areas of the home that are underutilized. Unfortunately, this small amount of savings is usually overpowered by the costs associated with repairing circuits that could be damaged in the process. Your breakers are meant to be shut off temporarily as a protection mechanism for emergencies. If you are planning on being away from home, it is best to leave your breaker as-is and save money by adjusting your thermostat, unplugging large appliances, and using smart outlets that can be shut off and on needed remotely.
Whether you’re trying to minimize your monthly utility costs or you need urgent electrical repair service, the licensed electricians at Mr. Electric of Dallas are always ready to help you achieve your goals. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment for your next inspection, energy audit, wiring upgrade, or electrical repair service.