Many people consider energy
efficiency as merely avenues to save energy and money. At Prime Choice
Electrical Services, we frequently speak with our clients about energy
efficiency. At Prime Choice Electrical Services, we emphasise that there’s more
than just energy and cost savings. On that, here are the 10 frequently asked
questions on energy efficiency:
1. What is energy efficiency?
Energy efficiency is the
measure of energy productivity of any service or goods. When there’s lesser
energy needed to produce an output, the activity is then considered
energy-efficient. It is also associated with energy intensity, which is
commonly used as a measurement in economic goods and service industries.
2. How energy-efficiency
improves over time?
Energy-efficiency will improve
when both our technology and economy go at a more advanced pace. For instance,
improved energy-efficiency indicates using less gasoline to drive the same
amount of miles. It’s also connected with improving thermal efficiency as power
plants generate more electricity with less fuel.
Moreover, it improves with the
emerging energy-efficient technologies such as the transition from kerosene and
incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescents and LEDs.
3. Who can offer energy
Accredited Service Providers
(ASPs) are businesses authorised to offer energy efficiency operations. They
can provide discounted energy-saving services and products to residential
customers. These businesses also work with third-party installers such as
electricians and air conditioning technicians.
4. Is it compulsory to upgrade
our home to energy-efficient products?
No, the NSW government won’t
require you to upgrade your home with energy-efficient products. Like any other
consumer decision-making, the choice is solely on you in selecting the
energy-consuming products you must have at home. But it’s an advantage to have
energy-efficient products as it utilises energy at an optimal rate for a low
5. What difference does
replacing a regular light bulb with an energy-saving bulb can make?
Replacing your old light bulb
with LED light bulbs can prevent 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from being
emitted to the atmosphere from power plants. Also, energy-efficient LED bulbs
can last for more than a decade, helping you save hundreds of dollars
throughout the bulb’s lifetime.
6. How do LED bulbs become very
energy-efficient compared to other bulbs?
LED bulbs convert less energy
into heat, and it’s noticeable as they don’t get hot. It illuminates bright
light due to the movement of electrons in its semiconductor materials. The
semiconductor exhibits both properties of conductor and insulator that results
in the high efficiency of the bulb compared to regular bulbs.
7. Does the energy star label
in products signify energy efficiency?
Yes. Products bearing star
labels indicate a more energy-efficient performance than standard products,
thereby saving money and energy. The energy star certified products include
appliances, HVAC equipment, lighting, and office machines. Using these products
can slash 30 per cent energy cost in your home or commercial space.
8. How can I become
energy-efficient without spending a large sum of money?
Most people often think that an
energy-efficient living is achievable with upgrades in appliances and the use
of solar panels. But it is not always the case. You can be energy-efficient by
using energy in a disciplined and effective manner.
9. What are the indirect
benefits of energy efficiency projects?
It might be surprising that
energy-efficient projects contribute to increased health, less stress and
better productivity. Old technologies often are noisy, smelly and break down
quickly, which is annoying and stressful.
Prime Choice Electrical Services can help you when it comes to an energy-efficient project. Our licensed electricians offer electrical system upgrades following recommended specifications towards energy-efficient living. With extensive experience in this space, our team ensures to provide energy-efficient services to all our customers.
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