As a homeowner, you have the ability to pick out the lighting fixtures
you want, how many you want, and where to install them. Shouldn't
you also be able to control the brightness of each fixture? Luckily, with
the installation of a few
dimmer switches, you can do just that!
Installing dimmer switches will give you full control of your lighting
and how bright each room can be. Are you looking to set the mood during
a nice dinner or relax for a night of watching television on the couch?
Slide the dimmer switch downward to dim the overhead lighting in the room.
Don't settle for a light switch that only offers "on" and
"off"; take control of your lighting!
The more you dim your lights, the more energy you will save. The average
home can save up to 10 percent on their energy bills each month with the
regular use of dimmer switches. Not only will you save money on your energy
bills, but you'll also save money when purchasing light bulbs. Since
less energy is used, select types of light bulbs will last longer in your fixtures.
Effects on Light Bulbs
Dimming an incandescent light bulb will give your room a warm "candle
light" look. It will also double (maybe even triple) the lifespan
of the bulb. However, if you wish to have a cooler look in your home,
opt for fluorescent light bulbs in your light fixtures. Unfortunately,
dimming fluorescent light bulbs won't increase the life of them like
it would with incandescent bulbs.
With all of the benefits that dimmer switches offer, there's no plausible
reason for why they're not installed in every room of the house. If
you're looking to have dimmer switches installed throughout your home,
contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn
more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.