Earth Day 2016 has already passed, but its valiant efforts for a greener planet don’t stop there. Earth Day is part of a project meant to create awareness about the importance of living green for the future of our planet, and inspire people to take action.
Don’t have time to volunteer towards the cause? You can still reduce your carbon footprint by installing energy efficient lighting in your home.
Energy efficient lighting for a brighter future
Energy efficient lighting is often touted for the benefits it provides homeowners directly. These benefits include reduced electricity bills, reduced HVAC usage (energy efficient lights emit less heat), and outperform traditional lighting.
However, efficient lights come with indirect benefits as well. Reduced energy consumption is better for the environment, and efficient lighting helps reduce light pollution as well. Greenhouse gas emissions are greatly reduced for each home that makes the switch to efficiency. So not only does it benefit you and your home, but it also helps preserve the environment.
Going beyond the lights
If you’d like to make more of a positive impact with your home, make sure your wiring is running efficiently. It’s a good idea to have your wiring checked out if you have an older home for safety reasons, but fixing faulty or poorly-performing wiring also helps you get the maximum efficiency out of your lights, appliances, etc.
There are even environmentally-friendly options for generators. Natural gas and propane generators are both great replacements for diesel generators. Natural gas and propane burn significantly cleaner than other gasoline-powered generator options.
Power consumption is one of the greatest challenges for reducing our carbon footprint. By taking green initiatives in your home with energy efficient lighting, you are helping to preserve the Earth for future generations. And, of course, a cheaper energy bill doesn’t hurt!
Call TriStar Electric for energy efficient lighting today!
No matter the job, big or small, the professionals at TriStar Electric will be happy to discuss your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
If you have any questions about energy efficient lighting or any of your electrical needs, or if you have questions related to your current lighting, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website.