Turing the Lights off on Electrical Myths - Parker & Sons

As a savvy, intelligent homeowner, you are always on the lookout for ways to save money and get ahead of the game. Owning a home isn’t cheap. You are not just paying for your mortgage, you are also paying for electricity, water, the internet, cable, repairs, and maintenance, the list goes on and on. You want to save whenever you can. When you are looking for ways to save, you will find a lot of misinformation out there. A lot of myths. Tall tales. Today, we are going to provide some clarity by turning the lights off on electrical myths.

LED lights are too expensive!

These days, options for light bulbs seem almost endless. Hardware stores will have entire isles dedicated to light bulbs. You can discover every shape, size, style, wattage, and design possible. Light bulb technology has progressed quite a bit over the years. Modern LED light bulbs may be more expensive than other styles of light bulbs, but they will last longer while consumer much less electricity. This rumor has been thoroughly debunked!

Turning off the AC will save me electricity

It seems pretty logical, right? You turn off the air conditioning, and you save money on electricity! You are not home during the day; so why should your air conditioning be running then? After all, no one is home to enjoy all that sweet, cool air. This method will end up costing you money in the long run. When the A/C is off, the temperature inside your home will steadily rise. You are going to turn the A/C back on when you get home at night, and you are ready to cool off. Here is the thing, it takes more electricity to lower dramatically the temperature of your home than it does to keep it at a lower temperature.

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