Lighting Your Home Energy Saving Tips
Lighting contributes 4-5% of energy use in the home
- Replace incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient alternatives. Consider this: Replace one 75-watt incandescent bulb with an 18-watt compact fluorescent and save about 570 kilowatt-hours of electricity over the life of the bulb – at Hydro One rural rates of $0.082/kilowatt-hour, that’s $46.74.
- Use motion sensors and timers to limit energy use.
- Install dimmers in areas where full lighting is not always required.
- Turn off lights whenever you leave a room.