Are you facing sky-high electrical bills? Have you struggled to lower them, despite diligently watching your electrical use? If so, you may be dealing with a few household energy siphons, namely your appliances and existing electrical components. At Harrison Electric, we’re here to help you maintain your electrical system in top form, not only to improve household energy efficiency but also for you and your loved ones’ safety. If you’re struggling to lower your monthly energy bills, here’s what might be at fault:

Washer & Dryer

Everyone loves a fresh pair of undies or a warm, fluffy towel straight out of the dryer. If you have a family though, that’s a ton of underwear and dirty towels, plus a whole lot of additional laundry piling up. Unless your washer is a basin and your dryer is a clothesline, that never-ending laundry pile consumes quite a bit of energy each week. If you don’t already have an energy-efficient washer and dryer, investing in new appliances could save you a bundle.

HVAC System

When you live in the Twin Cities, either your heating system or your air conditioner operates non-stop. Though you can’t cut down your HVAC use if your goal is to remain comfortable inside your home, you can invest in a more energy-efficient system. But what if you recently installed a new system and your costs are still high? It’s time to take a look at your wiring.

In some cases, old electrical panels or old wiring in your house can compromise your HVAC system’s efficiency. If you think that may the culprit, a residential electrician can inspect your wiring for aging components and potential energy siphons and offer more efficient, upgraded solutions.

Water Heater

Are you a fan of hotter-than-hot showers? Do you wash your linens in hot water? What about your dishes? If you have a family, your water heater consumes about 14% of your home’s annual energy usage, which, to many homeowners is surprisingly high. We think so, too.

One option to mitigate high energy consumption associated with heating water is to invest in an ENERGY STAR® water heater. All ENERGY STAR® certified appliances are guaranteed to consume less energy than their standard counterparts, which can help you cut down your annual electricity costs. Even better, you can claim a credit on your taxes!

Low-Efficiency Lighting

Did you know household lighting composes 12% of the average home’s annual energy costs? You may not realize it, but the cost of running those lights you inadvertently leave on can add up quickly. One common culprit behind excessive energy consumption is low-efficiency bulbs, which are easy to replace.

Another common culprit, outdated wiring, is a bit more complicated to handle yourself. If you know your wiring hasn’t seen an upgrade in several years (maybe decades?), a residential electrician can inspect your electrical system and offer more energy-efficient wiring and component solutions. 

Need to Update Old Wiring in Your House? Contact Harrison Electric Today

If you own energy-efficient household appliances and your energy bills are still high, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Harrison Electric. We specialize in all forms of residential electrical work and can inspect your system damage or deterioration that may contribute to rising energy costs.

Ready to learn more about how we can help? Give our team a call at 763-544-3300 or send us a message on our contact page, and we’ll be in touch. For your convenience, you can also schedule service online or request a service quote.