[fusion_text]Lighting a home typically accounts for 20% of the monthly electric bill.
That’s one-fifth of your monthly electricity that’s going toward literally keeping the lights on. A single factor that accounts for 20% of your electric expenses is a great place to look for potential savings. And we have great news: HomeWorks Energy provides energy-efficient light bulbs at no cost, as part of our Mass Save home energy assessments. Every day we give them away, helping to take that 20% electricity expense much lower for many homeowners.
What’s the Up-Front Cost? Answer: There Isn’t One!
HomeWorks Energy provides LED (light-emitting diode) & CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs to every homeowner we do a home energy assessment for. The bulbs are provided at no cost, which completely removes the initial cost of replacing your home’s lighting.
Savings Over Time
Even a zero-cost initial investment isn’t all that attractive if you’re not saving money over time. Good news: you will!
A 60 Watt traditional incandescent light bulb can be replaced with a 14W CFL bulb, or a 10W LED bulb for the same level of brightness. The CFL bulb pulls 25% the wattage of the traditional bulb, and the LED bulb is down to 17%. That’s an energy savings of 75%-83% per bulb. And that adds up pretty to significant savings over a year. If 20% of your current electric bill is going to incandescent bulbs, and you switch completely to CFL bulbs, you can cut your total electric bill by 15%; switching to LED bulbs will reduce your electric bill by close to 17%.
If you qualify for a home energy assessment, HomeWorks Energy will provide all the bulbs you need for no charge. It’s just part of the package!
The picture gets even better if you consider how much longer CFL and LED bulbs last than incandescent lights. Incandescent bulbs last around 1,000 operating hours, which is just over a year’s worth of typical use. CFL bulbs last 8,000 hours– around 7 years of home use! And LED bulbs last even longer: 25,000 hours, which is over 21 years of typical home use!
Consider this: if you install LED bulbs in your home today, you’ll probably replace your home water heater twice and your refrigerator at least once before you replace those bulbs. You could have a child and put it through college before you replace your new LED bulbs!
Significantly lower energy usage over a significantly longer lifespan means less money spent keeping the lights on.[/fusion_text]