Seasonal Changes in Lighting Costs

As the year goes by and fall begins, the days get shorter and night get longer. You may ask, how does this affect my lighting costs?

You may not have thought about it, but longer nights call for extended periods of exterior lighting usage. In the span of a few months, the sun will be setting earlier and lights turning on earlier, costing you more. Most lighting operates on a timer system, turning on when the sensor realizes it’s dark. These timer systems are not the most reliable after a few years due to damage by UV rays, so it is important to get them inspected every few years.

Interior lighting costs could be affected too. Here in San Diego, when fall and winter comes, the sun can set as early as 7pm. Most people are not asleep by then, so they rely on artificial lighting to illuminate houses and work spaces.

The Energy Smiths in San Diego offer free assistance with analyzing timer statistics and seasonal cost analysis. Although keeping up to date with the timer system is important, switching to LED lighting through retrofits or inserts could even more money. As usage and lighting costs go up, it only becomes a better time to investigate the benefits of LED lighting. Especially right now, when SDG&E rebates are back for a limited time making the energy efficiency process even more cost effective.

The savings of switching to LED lighting transcend just the fall and winter seasons, a noticeable change in costs can be felt year round.

Call us today to see how much you can start saving this fall!