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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Here’s a great energy saving tip:

Simply by replacing one 60-Watt incandescent light bulb with one 13-Watt Compact Fluorescent light bulb (CFL) in your home, will not only would help you prevent a significant amount of toxins from pouring into our environment, but you will save money in the long run.

A single CFL bulb will end up costing less than the cost of replacing regular bulbs over the life span of the bulb. Advanced technology enables CFLs to use 75% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer. This means that over the life of one CFL, you can avoid replacing up to 13 incandescent bulbs! The super efficient performance of CFLs also means you can save at least $25.00 in energy costs over the life of each CFL that replaces an incandescent bulb.


Bob Beisbier, owner of BK Home Inspections, is a Certified Master Home Inspector who has been providing professional and thorough home inspections in southeast Wisconsin for over 12 years. Bob is Infrared certified, DILHR Certified, and provides Home Energy Tune-ups, Environmental Data Reports, Pre-sale Home Inspections and Pre-offer Home Inspections.