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Energy Efficiency Makes Big Changes in Your Budget

Energy Efficiency Makes Big Changes in Your Budget

Norfolk Electrician Help Homes & Offices Run Efficiently

small tree with houses in backgroundSaving money and protecting the environment are two of the top concerns for consumers. Even with fuel and energy prices going down, people still have to follow a budget. Plus they want to be responsible while they cut costs. Nipper Electric wants to help you lower your bills and your impact on the environment. We are proud to be the Virginia Beach area’s top green electricians. We offer many services to help you make your home energy efficient, including:

  • Lighting Upgrades
  • Solar Panel Installations
  • LED Conversions
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Relamping
  • Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Energy Use Inspections

Conserving Energy and our environment are very important to the team at Nipper Electric. We want to help you turn your home or office environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Don’t worry, these changes won’t hurt, but they will take a bite out of your power bill.

Start Small Save Big

Luckily, there are many household gadgets and little changes that can help you save money and the environment at the same time. Sometimes it’s difficult to make changes. It’s okay to start off small and add bigger things as you go along. Nipper Electric is a trusted environmentally friendly Virginia Beach electrician who can guide you through these changes.

Courtesy of energy.gov

saving energy infographicA few changes you can make to start your energy savings are:

Light bulbs– Changing a light bulb from standard light bulbs to more energy efficient bulbs can make big changes in your wallet. If you just start with just a few of your most used light bulbs you can save as much as $75 every year. There are several different options to choose from to suit your style and needs. Though most energy efficient lighting, like CFLs or LEDs, cost more, they last longer and save a lot more money during their lifetime. You can even check out this chart, to see how much you could save from each type of light bulb.


shower headLow Flow Shower and faucet heads- Changing your shower or sink heads can cut back drastically on your water use.  Showerheads and faucet heads can cost anywhere from a few dollars to a $100, and installations are simple. Also, you can start saving almost 50% of your water heating costs, which means even lower energy bills.

Charging Stations & Power Strips– One of the biggest drains on your power and your pocket is something you never even noticed. Phantom power is the energy that is consumed when items are plugged in but not being used. Keeping all devices in one spot helps with phantom power drain. Nipper Electric also offers USB Port and Receptacle installations to help control charging. Two more solutions include installing a smart charging station or a power strip. These gadgets will turn off phantom power either when devices are done charging, when not in use or after a certain amount of time. Charging stations and Power Strips run from $30 to several hundred. Professional Electricians can properly install and set up power strips to add value to your home.

Smart Thermostats– Programmable or Smart Thermostats can quickly lower heating and cooling costs, which make up around 40% of your energy costs. These devices can be purchased from around $25 to a few hundred for Smart wired devices.  The great thing about this change is that you probably won’t feel the difference. The thermostat will still keep you comfortable but just turn off when you are away.

Start Saving Now

No matter what changes you decide to make, you will start saving immediately. Little changes will make big differences over time and you will see a definite change in your bills. Nipper Electric is an experienced electrician who can help you make energy efficient changes, not matter how big or small. Call us today at 757-842-1710 to get started saving money on your energy bill or make an appointment online.