Fall is officially here, which means that the winter will be upon us before we know it. 

We would all love to save more money on our electric bills during the cold months ahead, but unfortunately, there are many conservation myths out there that can actually lead to an increase in your energy usage! If you really want to save money, you need to be smart about the way you use your energy. That’s why our electrician in Cincinnati has come up with this list of the common myths about energy conservation:

Myth #1. You should leave a light on because turning it on and off over and over again uses more electricity.

The truth is that leaving a fluorescent or incandescent light on all the time uses  up a lot more energy than turning it on or off when necessary. You can save energy with your lighting by switching to LEDs, using natural light whenever you can and turning off your lights when you leave a room.

Myth #2. You should keep your thermostat on all the time because it takes more energy to heat up the room again than it does to keep it steady all the time. 

In all actuality, it takes up a lot less energy to heat up a cold room than it does to keep your thermostat on all the time. To conserve energy, keep your blinds open on sunny days, invest in warm, cozy clothes and turn down your thermostat when you leave for the day or go to sleep at night.

Want to learn about more common energy conservation myths? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.