The crucial first steps before going solar: conducting an electricity usage audit

You've made up your mind: you're going solar. It's an excellent choice, both for your wallet and the environment. But before you dive into the world of photovoltaic cells and inverters, an important step is often overlooked—conducting an electricity usage audit for your home. Surprisingly, the results from this audit often point homeowners toward one major change: upgrading to LED downlights.

The importance of an electricity usage audit (EUA)

An electricity usage audit aims to understand how and where your home consumes energy. This information is invaluable because it informs you of your current electricity usage and helps you identify areas for improvement. Once these “energy hogs” are recognised, you can implement changes to make your future solar system more effective and efficient. After all, the less electricity you use, the more you’ll save, and the smaller the solar system you’ll need.

The revelation: why LED downlights are often the answer

One of the most common recommendations from an electricity usage audit is upgrading LED downlights. Traditional incandescent or halogen lights are notorious for their energy inefficiency, converting only a fraction of electrical energy into light and wasting the rest as heat. On the other hand, LED downlights are far more efficient and have a longer lifespan. They consume up to 85% less energy compared to traditional bulbs, translating to substantial cost savings in the long run.

LED downlights not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but are also more energy-efficient, providing better illumination at a fraction of the cost. Switching to LED downlights can dramatically reduce your electricity bills, require less maintenance, and offer better lighting quality.

With Joshua Garbutt and our team, LED downlight installation is a hassle-free experience. We offer high-quality LED downlights and professional installation services.

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Make the bright choice

Light up your home with energy-efficient LED downlights. Contact Everyday Energy to schedule an installation today. We are also experienced electricians with new homes, and renovations and extensions.