Ask An Electrician: How To Lower My Electricity Bills

If your electric bill has gotten out of control and is still rising, then it's time to do something about it. Trying to relax at home while worrying about how much it's costing you to turn on the lights and the appliances you need is far too stressful.

Thankfully, the Edmonton electrical contractors at Sierra Electrical Ltd. can help take some of that stress away. An energy efficiency assessment from licensed electricians in Edmonton is often an effective solution for rising electric bills.

What is an Energy Efficiency Assessment?
An energy efficiency assessment involves having an Edmonton electric contractor inspect your energy use and identify areas in your home where there is room for improvement. An experienced electrician will take a look at your appliances, your lights, and your home's insulation to see where the wastage is happening.

Your electrician will then be able to provide you with recommendations that can help lower your energy bill. For example, they might suggest you invest in a newer, more energy efficient furnace or in better insulation. They may likewise suggest that you invest in newer appliances, such as a new dishwasher, washing machine, or refrigerator, if your old ones are using too much energy. The cost of buying a new, more energy-efficient appliance can often be recouped by savings on its lower operating cost.

Aside from big fixes such as new appliances, an electrician can also help lower your energy bill by, for example, replacing all of your old light bulbs with LED light bulbs. Thanks to technological advances, LED light bulbs are today much more affordable and far more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs. The installation of dimmer switches can also be an easy way to conserve energy.

With just a few simple electric improvements around your home that an Edmonton electrician contractor can provide, you may be able to save quite a lot of money.

Alberta Government Rebates
Alberta is currently the only province or territory that doesn't offer energy efficiency programs for consumers, but not for much longer. In early 2017 the Government of Alberta will begin offering rebates for the installation of energy efficient lighting, appliances, and even insulation.

These rebates will be funded by revenue from the carbon levy and offered by a new provincial agency known as Energy Efficiency Alberta. Now is a fantastic time to contact electrician contractors in Edmonton and find out what aspects of your home you can improve so that you can take advantage of these rebates in the new year.

Trusted Electrical Contractors in Edmonton
The licensed electric contractors at Edmonton's Sierra Electrical Ltd. look forward to helping our residential clients improve the energy efficiency of their homes with the help of the coming rebates. We'll let you know what sorts of upgrades you need, and provide you with the professional services needed to do it.

If your electric bills indicate that it's time to reach out to Edmonton electricians, then don't wait to get in touch with Sierra Electrical Ltd. today.

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