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The Evolution Of Energy Efficient Lighting

Posted on: December 28, 2015

In the quest to make our homes as energy efficient as possible, it’s no surprise that light fixtures have received quite the “green” makeover. With the ability to light up a room or party, or just help our little ones sleep more soundly, energy efficient lighting serve an important function. These advances coupled with the exciting innovations in heating and air conditioning systems can make a huge impact. At Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning, we are work hard to make your home as environmentally friendly as possible. We want your home and your wallet to be just as happy as your family.

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Light bulbs are one of those incidental investments we all make in our home that nobody really thinks about. Now what if those same light bulbs could pay for themselves many times over? Would you switch? That’s just what light bulb manufacturers have done. Installing compact fluorescent lights or CFLs in the most heavily used areas of your home will use less energy, cost less and last longer than traditional incandescent lighting. Energy efficient lighting is a smart investment!

Indoor Lighting Tips

May we never forget the story told by our neighbor at the block party last summer. You know, the one about how his wife talked him into painting the dining room a deep red color. The paint was hardly dry before she started talking about needing better lighting in the room. Lesson learned: dark colored rooms need stronger (more costly) lights. Energy efficient lighting doesn’t have to stop at the front door. Solar powered or LED lights are a great option here in the South.

The Green Home

No, you don’t really have to paint your house green to take advantage of the many energy efficient lighting options on the market today. Start making changes slowly. When a bulb burns out in the bathroom, that’s a great time to change the vanity over to CFLs. The same goes for most appliances in your home. If your heating system needs to be repaired, talk to the technician about ways to save on your heating bill. Air conditioning compressors are another area that has made some dramatic improvements in energy efficiency over the last decade.

Any accountant can tell you that saving money is more complicated than stuffing away a few dollars in your mattress. Nowadays, helping your family save money starts in your home. Making the switch to energy efficient lighting, upgrading to a modern air conditioning system and even painting your home a lighter color will all help to make ends meet. Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning has been, and will remain, dedicated to making your home as efficient as possible. We work hard to bring you the latest innovations in AC products and train our technicians to spot areas that can be improved.Whether it’s a change to energy efficient lighting, or just scheduling routine maintenance on your AC to keep things running in tip top condition, your home can be a powerful ally in your quest to save on energy costs.