You don’t have to remember to turn off the lights
Did your parents nag you constantly to ‘turn off the lights!’ when you left a room? Timers and sensors can take care of the problem for you — and therefore reduce energy use in your home.
Low cost and relatively easy to install, timers and sensors control lighting and electricity when rooms and appliances aren’t being used. This saves on power and extends the functional life of bulbs and appliances. Timers can also help with security, switching lights on and off when no one is at home.
In terms of the value of switching appliances and bulbs off, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) reports that ‘simple switch-off habits’ could save your household around $200 a year.
Read on to find out more about three tools that can help you automate your life and keep power bills down: