At Bermuda Engineering, we are keen to save you money on electricity.
If you want to find out how to reduce your bills, make sure you visit us in classroom 60 at the Coldwell Banker Home Show.
As most of us know, electricity prices are close to an all-time high, but fortunately the cost of equipment that saves electricity is at an all-time low.
There has never been a better time to reduce your electricity bill.
The average household spends $200 per month on electricity bills, and some will spend that just to run their pool.
This year, most households will spend more than $2,300 on electricity, and in 10 years — accounting for fuel inflation — they will spend more than $28,000.
The worst part about this expense is that you will have nothing to show for it, except a legacy of air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.
Fortunately, there are many solutions which can save you money and reduce emissions. We work hard every day to bring them to people across Bermuda.
Imagine if in 10 years’ time you had saved $7,000 on electricity, and you had your own solar power plants which had paid for themselves and would go on to provide another 15 years of free electricity or hot water.
That is a reality which dozens of homes in Bermuda are already heading towards, thanks to solar energy systems, and we are in the business of helping you get there too.
At the Home Show, Bermuda Engineering can show you how to start cutting your electricity costs, for much less than you might think.
Even if you don’t mind wasting thousands of dollars over the next decade by not investing in solar equipment, by carefully spending a few hundred dollars on energy-efficient technologies this could still save you thousands.
Too many people think their electricity costs are fixed, that it’s just part of life and there is nothing that can be done about it.
That is not the case, but electricity is a hard thing to figure out because you can’t really see it — until the bill comes at the end of the month.
As electricity is invisible, it is hard to understand where the money goes, and harder still to figure out how to save it.
The Energy Detective (TED) is a device which can give you the most important information you need in the palm of your hand.
Imagine being able to know exactly how much money your electricity is costing you, at any time of day or night.
Imagine knowing how your bill adds up over the month and knowing how much it will cost, long before you get it? Imagine if you could look back in time and see how much energy you used at different times on different days.
The TED can do all of this, and more. Knowledge is power — the power to save money when you know your electricity.
We also offer efficient lighting because it is one of the simplest and best ways to start saving money.
Bermuda Engineering can cut your lighting costs by 70-90 per cent with better light quality and comfort.
Lighting replacements can pay themselves back in a very short time and save thousands of dollars in their lifetime.
We all need lights and hot water. Heating water with electricity or gas is expensive.
Not only do you have to pay for the equipment and installation, but you still have to pay for the electricity or gas, and those prices are going up.
Instead, you can heat water with the sun’s heat. This turns out to be much cheaper — sunlight is free.
Once the solar system is paid off, you are into pure savings. Imagine a fuel adjustment that is zero.
Stuart Kriendler is manager and solar specialist at Bermuda Engineering Company Ltd, Bermuda’s longest-running energy saving and renewable energy company. For more information contact 279-5907 or go to the website at: www.bermudaengineering.com.