As summer finally arrives in Metro Atlanta, so do warmer temperatures. And since you will be cooling your home throughout the summer months, now is a good time to consider ways you can lower your energy bill.

At Shockley Electric, our expert electricians understand how to help you save on your electricity bill by reducing power consumption.

1. Switch to Energy Efficient Appliances

Purchasing energy-efficient appliances can save a household over the long run. According to, appliances account for about 13% of your home’s energy costs. Refrigeration, cooking, and laundry are at the top of the list of worst offenders.

Compared to older units, upgrading to a modern refrigerator can save a household over $100 annually. Today’s washing machines can save $110 or more a year.

2. Modernize Your Thermostat

A programmable thermostat enables homeowners to set schedules that control how much heating or cooling is being throughout periodic times of the day.

This means you can adjust the thermostat at a warmer temperature when you’re at work during the week and have it cool down before you arrive home each day.

3. Upgrade Your Lighting

As simple as it sounds, just starting to purchase LED lighting can make a tremendous impact in energy savings, and they are just as affordable as incandescent light bulbs.

4. Purchase Power Strips with Timers

Plugged-in cords, such as your television or cell phone charger, are still capable of charging electricity. Consider purchasing power strips that allow you to set timers and control on and off, so you can keep often-used chords plugged in.

Putting all of your electronic devices on timers allows you to better control your energy usage, which will result in saving you money.

At Shockley Electric, we’re happy to offer any electrical service that you might need or answer any electrical question you may have. Feel free to contact us for a free quote or call (770) 630-6858 today.