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As fall approaches, can you believe it already?  It’s time to start thinking about ways to save money on energy bills while keeping a brightly lit & warm home or office. A penny saved is a penny earned as the old cliche goes and starting off with something easy can make a difference and also provide a positive effect on your mood and your home.

If you haven’t already, install light fixtures with energy efficient light bulbs. They consume up to 75% less energy than standard incandescent ones and last up to 10 times longer.

Also, instead of spending money on light fixture repair, replace older units with ENERGY STAR ones. They not only distribute light more efficiently and evenly, but use 1/4 the amount of energy as traditional lighting. Therefore, actually saving you money!

Did you know, if every American home replaced just one light with a light that’s earned the ENERGY STAR:

  • we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year
  • save about $600 million in annual energy costs (wow!)
  • prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year (equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars)

from EnergyStar.gov

Those are some incredible statistics and for something so easy, it can make a world of difference. If you’re looking to purchase the right fixtures and light bulbs check out Sears line of indoor light fixtures and energy efficient bulbs.

If you need professional installation, let ServiceLive connect you with a local licensed electrician.

How does your home energy efficiency measure up? Get your assessment at EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick.

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