Electric bills tend to be higher this time of year. As one of Polk County’s preferred electrical contractors serving Winter Haven, Lakeland, Eagle Lake, and surrounding areas, we are often asked how to save on electric bills by both homeowners and commercial clients. Here are a few strategies you can use to help decrease your monthly electric bill.

Evaluate all indoor and outdoor lighting

A certified electrician can evaluate all of the lightings at your home and determine if there are any safety concerns and if there are ways in which you can improve upon the efficiency of your existing lights. Replacing fluorescent light bulbs with LEDs is one change you can make that will decrease your electric bill. If you own a company, a commercial electrician can perform a similar evaluation at your place of business.

Set the thermostat higher while you are away

Setting your thermostat to a higher temperature while you are away from home or going on vacation can help decrease your energy use. Business owners whose place of business is not a 24/7 operation may want to adjust the thermostat higher during times when no one is in the building.

Check the efficiency of your air conditioner

If your air conditioner is not running efficiently, then it will require more energy to keep your home cooler, thus increasing your electric bill. Have your air conditioner serviced and inspected by a professional HVAC provider at least once a year. Remember, some AC problems are rooted in the circuit and require a certified electrician or commercial electrician to repair

We are happy to conduct an inspection to ensure the integrity of your electrical system. When our certified electrician / commercial electrician comes to your home or office for an inspection, be sure to ask about emergency power generators. Top Flight Electric is one of the area’s preferred Generac dealers and can make recommendations on the type of generator you need to help ensure your power stays on when everyone else’s electricity is out. Remember, not all electrical contractors are certified Generac dealers. Don’t trust your generator needs to just anyone.

Top Flight Electric has a certified electrician and commercial electrician on call 24/7. We serve customers throughout Polk County, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Eagle Lake. Give Top Flight Electric a call to schedule your appointment today.

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