Is it time to upgrade your lighting or your appliances? While less efficient options may seem like the more budget-friendly choices, there’s more at stake than just the out-of-pocket costs. Choosing energy-efficient appliances and lighting has three significant benefits that every homeowner should carefully consider before making any purchase:
- You’ll actually save money. Since high-efficiency appliances and lighting may have a higher price tag, saving money by purchasing them may seem counterintuitive – but it’s true. The real cost savings comes over time. That’s because efficient lighting and appliances use less energy and fewer other resources, like less water for high-efficiency washers and dishwashers. That means that little extra you pay when you make the initial purchase can be earned back several times over the life of your appliance or lighting fixture. For many high-efficient appliances and fixtures, the long-term savings can add up to a substantial sum.
- It’s kinder to the earth. It makes sense: When your appliance or lighting uses fewer resources, that means there’s less drain on the environment. But energy-efficient appliances and lighting add another layer of eco-friendliness through lower harmful emissions. That means that not only will you be using fewer precious natural resources to operate your lights or appliances, but you’ll also be creating far lower levels of pollution during use. It’s the same advantage offered by a fuel-efficient vehicle that uses less gas and emits fewer pollutants. Essentially, it’s like getting twice the environmental benefits from one purchase.
- You might save more through rebates. Manufacturers understand consumers may be less likely to purchase an appliance that’s a little more expensive. To do their part for energy savings, many manufacturers offer rebates to help offset that initial purchase cost. What’s more, many utility companies and government agencies offer additional incentives for energy-efficient purchases. In New Jersey, for instance, the Clean Energy program offers rebates to homeowners who select specific types of energy-efficient upgrades. Some communities even offer buy-back programs for outdated (and highly inefficient) appliances.
- You’ll have access to the newest designs. Most manufacturers today are moving to high-efficiency designs for all the products they offer. As a result, newer, improved designs and features are being offered more often in high-efficiency models. That means that to get the most convenient, cutting-edge options, high-efficiency is the way to go.
At Corbin Electric, we help homeowners and businesses in and around Marlboro Township make smart choices when it comes to energy use and savings. If you’d like to learn more about energy savings or if you’re considering upgrading or adding service, call us today at (732) 536-0444 to speak with a customer rep.