Are Light Bulbs Turning Your Hawaii Home Into An Easy Bake Oven?
Why Are You Heating Your House In Hawaii?
You are probably wondering, “what in the world does an Easy Bake Oven have to do with heating a house?” Lots, actually.
If a teeny tiny light bulb can bake a cake, imagine how much heat it can add to an already warm room.
Incandescent lighting is not your friend.
Thing about it. How is light produced?Â Electricity energizes a filament in the lamp which produces light. Simple…but that is not all that is produced.Â Roughly 90% of the incandescent lamps output is heat. Yes, enough heat to bake a cake! It is a very inefficient way to light a room.
Incandescent lighting, however, may be inexpensive to purchase but is very expensive to maintain. If you must use incandescent, try using low voltage halogen instead.
As the name implies, it use less electricity but still has the nasty byproduct of heat.Â Remember in the 90’s when torchiere lighting was all the rage.Â They really raged when you stood them close to your curtains and poof, up in smoke because of the heat of the bulb.Â Low voltage halogen lighting is best used for track, recessed and landscape lighting.
If you currently have your home listed for sale or are considering doing so, take a look at what your potential buyers are looking at…or in this case what they are “feeling” as they tour your home.Â A hot house = An uncomfortable house.
Next time I will talk about what to replace incandescents with. Until then. Peace – Out.