Smart Thermostats Save in Summer Too

When people think about thermostat settings it’s usually in the context of saving heating costs in winter. But air conditioning demands in summer can add considerably to your electrical bill, sometimes more than heating does. That’s because in some places electricity costs more per BTU… ... Read More

Posted by Mike McClanahan on June 28, 2019 | Categories: energy savings

Rebates Save on Summer Electric Bills

Most utility companies in the US offer rebates on energy-saving upgrades and some of them can be substantial. For instance, Xcel Energy, the primary energy provider in Colorado and seven other Western and Midwestern states has programs that subsidize insulation, cooling equipment, and… ... Read More

Posted by Mike McClanahan on May 31, 2019 | Categories: energy savings

Earth Day Savings Start at Home

Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has grown to a global reminder that we humans are a large part of our planet’s ecosystem and that each of us has a role to play in keeping it healthy and sustainable. While opinions vary widely on large-scale approaches to sustainability, each of us… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on April 23, 2019 | Categories: energy savings, lighting

5 Easy Tips For Lowering Your Winter Energy Bills

Colorado winters are unpredictable. Temperatures can swing over a 100-degree range in January and February, and while playing a round of golf on Valentine’s Day isn’t unheard of, you can be assured that there will be bone-chilling periods, too. With energy costs predicted to rise between 8… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on January 23, 2018 | Categories: energy savings, home improvement

Winter Vacation Planning Tips

Whether you’re visiting relatives for the holidays or making a pilgrimage to warmer climes for the winter, here are some tips on how to make your home safe while you’re away and pleasant to return to. Disconnect Energy-Wasting Electrical Appliances Modern appliances usually draw some… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on December 27, 2017 | Categories: energy savings

Installing a Ceiling Fan? Make Sure It’s Done Right!

Ceiling fans are an easy and inexpensive way to add comfort to rooms year-round. They can provide a gentle breeze indoors and out in the summer and can keep cool air evenly distributed around a room. In winter, they keep warm air from collecting near the ceiling, eliminating cold spots and… ... Read More

LED vs. CFL - Which Is Better for Your Home?

What’s the Difference Between CFLs and LED Bulbs? Fluorescent bulbs are gas-filled tubes with electrodes at each end. When current passes through the gas between the electrodes, the gas fluoresces, giving off ultraviolet (UV) light and heat. The UV light excites phosphors that coat the… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on May 17, 2017 | Categories: energy savings, home improvement, lighting, residential electrical tips, saving money

Maximize the Impact of Your Lighting Retrofit

If you are considering a retrofit of your current office lighting to LED lights, there are some things you can do to maximize the effect. While the process of exchanging old-fashioned incandescent or fluorescent lighting for LED lights will reduce your energy bill in itself, there are… ... Read More

Posted by Allstar Electrical Services, LLC on September 26, 2016 | Categories: building security , energy savings, high bay lighting, home improvement, induction lighting, light fixtures, lighting, online concerns, press, remodeling, safety, saving money

Advantages of Photovoltaics for Solar Power

You may not be familiar with the term “photovoltaics,” but you will come to know them quite well by the end of this article. Photovoltaics are the small solar cells that make up solar energy panels. You’ve seen them on top of houses, possibly standing in a field, and even on top of… ... Read More

Electrical Precautions for Father’s Day 2016

As you load up the grill this Father’s Day (June 19th) and get the party started, be sure to guarantee the safety of those in your home. While keeping in mind basic electrical safety (avoid placing your radio too close to the kiddie pool, climbing into trees next to power lines, or flying… ... Read More

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