Turn off the lights and Turn up the savings.
Want an easy, green project for your Sunday afternoon?
If so then replace your light switches with occupancy sensors! You'll save Pounds literally on your energy bill and decrease the number of light bulbs headed to the landfill. Plus, you'll never have to remember to turn off lights again.
An occupancy sensor is a device that automatically turns the light on when you walk into a room and off when you walk out. They're best suited for spaces used less often like the garage, cellar, or utility room. And because they prevent you from accidentally leaving a light on for an extended period of time, many folks reduce the energy their lights consume by up to 90 percent.
Typical reductions range from 35 to 45 percent, according to the Government.
What does all this mean for you? A dramatic decrease in your energy bill. And if that's not enough incentive for you to switch, installing occupancy sensors is as easy as pie.
1. Turn off the power and unscrew your current light switch from the wall.
2. Detach the wires and reconnect them to your new sensor using the terminals at the rear of the switch
3. Gently push the new switch into the wall box and attach it with mounting screws.
4. Screw in the outlet cover and switch the power back on.