The Jetsons – Home of the Future revealed

Jeffries electric has great residential electric repairs and commercial electric repairs. We install 200 amp panels and replace federal breaker panels. We install landscape lights and recessed lights. We fix electrical plugs and electrical switches and 3 way switches. we are your Denton electrician, Coppell electrician, lewisville electrician, highland village electrician, Frisco electrician, Plano electrician, corinth electrician. We fix gfci plugs and repair breakers. We install whole house surge protector. Licensed electrician and insured electrician. Add phone outlets. We repair landscape lights. We fix light switches. Install ground rod. Electric repair work should be performed by a licensed electrician. Be safe and turn off the breaker first.

GE (We bring good things to light)  has revealed a group of appliances and technology that will give you more control over the energy you use. This site shows some of these offerings. We all want to save money and save energy. Here are some tools that may help.

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/01/ge-smart-home-of-the-future.html

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Things are changing

I have written about collecting data on your energy usage in the past. The software and hardware are starting to become user friendly and less expensive. Most of the hardware still needs professional installation. A trained technician can do this, but if you do it yourself, please be safe. When you take off the cover of your breaker panel to install the items needed, you expose yourself to dangerous voltages. Safety first.

As you have seen or heard, ” Don’t try this at home”. Please call a professional.If you make a mistake while handling these items, a fire or explosion could occur. But , let’s move on to the part where you save money and have some fun.

If you are a tech friendly  kinda person, you will enjoy the control board and the detailed read outs  of every major appliance.  With enough sensing devices installed , you could measure and record every light fixture and every wall outlet in the house. You could end up with more data than you want or enough to help you change the way you live in your house.

Although this technology has been available for many years, it is a major undertaking to bring it all together and have all the different software and hardware talk to each other and communicate on the same platform.

The savings from this technology will be felt most when you conserve energy. There is only so much pay back for an energy efficient lamp or appliance. Most of the savings will be from turning off a light or using less electricity.

There are still more ways to save on your electric bill. One way is to use another form of energy call Natural Gas. At the time I write this, natural gas is very low in price and the reporting media thinks it will stay that way due to the reserves we have here in the United States. If you heat with gas and cook with gas, your electric bill will be very small compared with an all electric home.

I think the conversion costs (electric to gas) are too high and future regulation of natural gas drilling will make the cost of this fuel skyrocket.

This cost to convert your home (plumbing and appliances) may be a major hurdle. If present electric  generating plants are regulated more and more, electricity prices will skyrocket. As the electric generating plants convert to Natural Gas , the cost of gas will increase. There is a lot of pressure on the natural gas drilling industry. The EPA could have its way at some point and this fuel source will become too expensive to buy.

With all this data and the future cost of energy a threat to your budget, NOW is the time to start saving on your energy usage.

Jeffries electric has great residential electric repairs and commercial electric repairs. We install 200 amp panels and replace federal breaker panels. We install landscape lights and recessed lights. We fix electrical plugs and electrical switches and 3 way switches. we are your Denton electrician, Coppell electrician, lewisville electrician, highland village electrician, Frisco electrician, Plano electrician, corinth electrician. We fix gfci plugs and repair breakers. We install whole house surge protector. Licensed electrician and insured electrician. Add phone outlets. We repair landscape lights. Save energy by using less. We fix light switches. Install ground rod. Electric repair work should be performed by a licensed electrician. Be safe and turn off the breaker first.

Jeffries Electric
316 Westway Street DentonTX76201 USA 
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