Saturday, February 25, 2017
Where does the money go?
Each month, you see your electricity bill but no explanation as to what you’re paying for. What does it all really cost?
Climate control. Any season of the year, this consumes up to 44% of household energy use.
Lighting your way. Lighting and appliances account for 33% of the typical utility bill.
Keeping the water warm. Your water heater consumes 14-20% of your energy bill.
Keeping the food cold. Your refrigerator can account for 9% of your total energy bill.
Where can you save?
Call us for information on energy-saving appliances!
Reduce the Risk of Break-ins
Burglars look for easy marks, and many homeowners seem willing to accommodate them. Only one in four home burglaries involves forced entry. Unlocked doors and windows make entry simple, even for inexperienced burglars.
Warning Signs of a Potential Electrical Fire
Electrical problems are among the leading causes of fires. Signs of an electrical problem are:
Flickering lights. If lights dim when you turn on an appliance, that circuit may be overloaded.
Sparks. If sparks appear when you insert or remove a plug, you could have loose connections.
Warm cord. If an electrical cord produces heat, it is underrated or defective.
Frequent blown fuses. A fuse or circuit breaker that keeps tripping is a warning sign.
Frequent bulb burnout. A bulb that burns out frequently has a wattage too high for the fixture.