Thank you for choosing Thompson Electric, Inc. Our family has been serving Wilson and surrounding counties for over 40 years. Whether you need residential, commercial, or generator services, we are here to help!
We are a full service electrical contractor. If you have electrical problems at home, or at a commercial facility, we can help. If it is wiring an entire home or building, or just hanging a light fixture, we guarantee a timely response and a job well done.
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
It’s that time of year when the temperatures plummet and electric bills sky rocket. There are a number of things we can all do in our homes to help reduce our energy bills. For those with older equipment in their homes this time of year is even harder. New technology means most new hot water heaters, HVAC systems, thermostats, appliances, etc. are being built with energy saving focus in their design.
This article from the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is a great list of ideas. They present 33 Ways to Lower your Electrical Bill. We picked out our favorites and will be following up on some with more info in the coming weeks.
HVAC & Thermostats
1. Set the thermostat to the lowest comfortable temperature. Moving the thermostat down one degree means as much as a three-percent reduction in your electric bill.
We have all heard our parents tell us to put on a sweater or a blanket, but it really is a great way to save. Just one degree makes a big difference. We also like to add to this point by suggesting folks upgrade their thermostats with new technology that programs itself to adjust your thermostats and save energy for you! We love the Nest thermostats and have installed them for clients and in our own homes!
We will do an article in the coming weeks on these thermostats so keep your eyes peeled for that!