The world is going green. Whether it is changing to metal straws, recycling, or saying no to paper plates each bit matters. Not only do these changes help the planet, but they also help us save a few dollars and honestly, what is better than that?

Too much light

Now, we may be making changes when it comes to our waste but how about when it comes to how much energy and electricity we are using in our homes and/or offices? It is not only product waste that is taking a toll on the planet, but also the overuse of electricity.

Electricity is generated through power plants burning different natural resources like coal, crude oil, and other fossil fuels. So, yeah, you may be changing your Starbucks cup packaging to something more “green” but you’re leaving your phone charged when it has been at 100 % for the past hour and a half.

Thank your local electricians

So you’re probably thinking, “Where are you going with this? Do I have to pull out the candles and live like the pilgrims?”

No, you don’t have to give up your beloved electronics and read via candlelight. Luckily, electrical companies are beginning to think about the preservation of these natural resources so you don’t have to.

Sensor, sensor

Occupancy sensors are a great way to reduce electricity and electricity costs without you having to do anything. They are great for inside, outside, houses, apartments, and office buildings. You no longer have to worry about your children turning on every light in the house and raising the electricity bill even higher than it already is.

Occupancy sensors are timed to shut off after a certain amount of time of no noticeable activity. They are motion detected devices that control light, temperature, or ventilation depending on who is detected in the area and how long they have or have not been there.

You may now delete the phrase, “make sure the lights are off,” from your vocabulary. This is the easiest way to help the planet, your wallet, and your sanity without even having to think about it.

Give Artisan Electric a call at 603-743-4005 and get set up with a residential electrician from the Portsmouth and Seacoast area.