Keep an Eye on En­ergy Con­sump­tion

Timber Home Living - - Beauty & Purpose -

The elec­tric­ity used for light­ing can be one of the big­gest en­ergy vam­pires in your tim­ber home. In fact, an av­er­age of 10 to 15 per­cent of house­hold en­ergy us­age comes from light­ing. You need light to see, right, so what can you do? Switch to LEDs. Swap­ping out in­can­des­cent light bulbs for LED (light-emit­ting diode) bulbs can save hun­dreds of dol­lars over the course of the bulb’s life­time, which can be an as­tound­ing 10 to 20 years or more. Ac­cord­ing to the DOE, re­plac­ing just five of your home’s most-used bulbs with EN­ERGY STAR LEDs will save $75 in the first year. GE’s vin­tage-shape LED bulbs (pic­tured above) add dimmable, en­ergy-ef­fi­cient and lon­glast­ing charm to any fix­ture.

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