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With energy costs rising, homeowners in Raleigh, North Carolina, can benefit from investing in energy-efficient products. New and evolving technology gives residents the opportunity to lower their carbon footprint at all budget levels. Here are four energy-saving products that will help you conserve energy and lower your utility bills.

LED Light Bulbs

The biggest barrier to converting to LED lights used to be the cost. Now you can get one for less than $3, giving you the ability to change every light bulb in your home. You can also get LED lights in different colors and different designs. They require less energy than incandescent lamps and will save you up to 75 percent on electricity. Using LED lights continues to be one of the most energy-efficient moves you can make.

Low-Flow Shower Heads

A low-flow shower head uses at least a half gallon less water per minute than a standard shower head. Replacing your shower heads not only lowers your water bill but also helps the environment. Low flow does not necessarily mean low pressure. You’ll get to reduce your water usage while getting spa-like flow.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

If you have appliances that are 20 years old, consider replacing them. Replacing your old appliances will provide energy savings and will save you a lot of money each year, meaning that your new appliances will end up paying for themselves. Also, newer appliances are typically more environmentally friendly. Call your local HVAC professional to learn more about energy-saving appliances.

Home Automation

Implementing home automation is like getting the perfect assistant who is efficient at everything. The benefits go beyond energy efficiency. There are countless benefits from home automation. If you forget to turn off the lights, don’t worry. You can power off appliances and your lights remotely. Home automation has added benefits like coming home to comfortable temperatures, added security, and much more!

Interested in home automation? Call Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating & Electrical Company, Inc. at 919-246-5801 to learn about wireless thermostats and home automation.

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