|Updated: 6/11/2012 7:45 am
||Published: 6/11/2012 7:34 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- The Arkansas Electric Cooperatives gives some tips to keep your energy bills low this summer.
"The average American spends about $2200 a year on their utility bill. We would like to look at that bill in terms of a pie chart. The largest slices of the pie are heating, cooling, water heating, appliances, and lighting," said Bret Curry.
Curry says 90% of incandescent bulbs is emitted in the form of heat and 10% is light.
"But in the compact fluorescent light, it takes less energy to light the bulb and creates less heat," said Curry.
So he suggests consumers get rid of incandescent bulbs.
"We would like to say that each bulb can save about $10 to 20 dollars in its lifetime," said Curry.
Professionals say there is now new technology that can save homeowners even more money.
"It is called a LED light and this technology is available in every box store today. The downside to this is that the bulb is about $35 to $45. However, it is expected to last 20 to 25 years," said Curry.