Upgrading Your Home’s Electrical System
Homeowner’s often have the misconception that it isn’t possible for an existing home, and especially an older home, to receive smart home upgrades. Fortunately, smart home upgrades are possible for your home. The following are a few popular upgrades that can get you started with a home that is more convenient, safer and energy efficient. Mister Sparky electric repair service in Huntsville, AL can provide you with these and more.
Smart Lock Systems
Smart locks are systems installed on dead bolts that can be controlled remotely. In addition, you can provide temporary passwords to others, such as a sitter. Battery powered smart lock systems enable existing homes to take advantage of the smart home technology.
Smart Smoke Detectors
There is no question that smoke detectors save lives. Unfortunately, they are often not tested monthly, are disabled due to frequent alerts (especially in the kitchen), and often don’t receive the required battery changes every six months. You do have the option of smoke alarms which are hardwired into your home’s electrical system, and battery backup is available for continued protection during power outages. Hard wired smoke detectors offer greater reliability than battery operated ones, and smart smoke detectors offer even greater protection for your family and home. Give us a call today for more information, to provide these or other installations, or to schedule an electrician for electric repair service in Huntsville, AL.
Smart smoke detectors can test themselves, offer audio warnings prior to the alarm, send you alert texts when you are away from home, and even call emergency services automatically. All of these benefits will add up to lives saved when installed in your home. Best of all, your existing home can take advantage of the life saving technology. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation of this and other smart devices to make your home safer, more functional and energy efficient. Call today to schedule an installation or electric repair service in Huntsville, AL.
Occupancy Sensor Lighting
Occupancy-sensor lighting is not just for new smart homes. You can enjoy the benefits of the technology in your existing home. Lights automatically turning on when you enter, and off when you leave are not only appealing, but also can save you on energy costs. In addition, you can opt for LED’s for even higher savings, the ability to change color, and control your lighting right from your smartphone, tablet or computer. According to the Department of Energy, these sensors can reduce energy use by as much as 30 percent, versus traditional lighting. Contact our professional electricians today to schedule electric repair service in Huntsville, AL.
Smart thermostats can reduce your energy consumption by as much as 30 percent. Smart thermostats utilize WiFi connectivity, providing the ability to control the thermostat from almost anywhere with a smart phone, tablet or computer. For those who are not comfortable with programming the thermostat, “learning” thermostats are available, and will program itself over time based on your manual choices.
The technology of modern day heat pumps is changing how we view comfort and efficiency in the home. While most homes rely on furnaces for heating their home’s, new heat pump technology is changing that trend. A heat pump provides both air conditioning in the summer, and heat during the winter. Traditional energy efficient heat pumps can use just 50% of the energy consumed by baseboard heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Heat pumps may also offer greater versatility and even more energy savings when used to generate hot water. In fact, they are up to three times as efficient as traditional water heaters.
When you are changing to an electric heat pump and require an electrical circuit installed, or require other electric repair service in Huntsville, AL, give us a call to schedule service.
Smart Power Strips
While technology continues to expand, one helpful item that takes care of phantom power waste is known as Advanced Power Strips (APS). The APS detects idling electronics and powers them down, eliminating unnecessary energy waste. Idling electronic devices can increase the electric bill by hundreds of dollars each year. An APS prevents the waste of electricity from the devices and appliances left on, and it prevents the waste of small amounts of electricity from the devices you have powered down, but that continue to leech electricity.
When purchasing appliances and electronics choose those with the Energy Star label. They have been tested for their energy-saving characteristics, and reliability. If you need electrical hookups installed, contact Mister Sparky to schedule electric repair service in Huntsville, AL.
Your existing home can be upgraded in many more ways, however, energy efficiency doesn’t take care of the need to upgrade an outdated electrical system. It’s important to provide periodic electrical inspections and upgrades that ensure your safety. This is especially essential for homes in the 30 years old and over range.
Mister Sparky electricians can provide the upgrades and electric repair service in Huntsville, AL you require. Our licensed electricians offer a wide range of electrical services, including inspection, installation, replacement, upgrades and other electric repair service in Huntsville, AL. Furthermore, our electricians provide the expertise you require to ensure your safety and satisfaction. Our electricians in Huntsville, AL serve the North Alabama region. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.