Mera Contractors, LLC provides residential and commercial electrical services in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Our field of expertise ranges from electrical remodeling to service calls to new installations.  We take pride in responding quickly and professionally to our customers' needs, from low voltage to power applications. 

 

Let Mera Contractors, LLC be your one-stop shop for all of your low voltage, power, communications, and alarm systems needs.

For a free quote contact us: mera AT meracontractors DOT com

 

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Tips to Save Energy and Live Greener

• Install a programmable thermostat. Turn down the heat while you're sleeping or away from home.  Setting your thermostat just 2 degrees lower in winter and higher in summer could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.

• Drive less and keep your tires properly inflated. Walk or bike as much as possible. Every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

• Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120°F.

• Reduce or eliminate meat consumption. According to several studies, The Vegetarian diet is the most energy efficient.  Livestock are responsible for 18% of green-house missions as measured in CO2 equivalent, reports the FAO.   This sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation!.

• Use power strips. Turn the power strips off when equipment is not in use.

• Recycle.  By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.

• Use compact fluorescent light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR® label.

• Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.          

• Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.

• Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.

• Plant a tree.  During photosynthesis, trees and other plants absorv carbon dioxide and give off oxygen.

• Take short showers instead of baths.

• Buy locally grown food.  Our food sometimes is transported thousands of miles by truck or plane generating EXTRA green house gas emissions.

• Choose organically grown.  Herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides degrade the land and pollute the water.