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Kitchen Remodel Cost – Palo Alto – Saving Money – Go Easy on Recessed Lights
The lead article for this series is Kitchen Remodel Cost: Saving Money.
It is very nice to have your light fixtures not protrude into your room, but recessed lighting is significantly more expansive than ceiling or wall mount fixtures due to:
- Recessed lighting tends to many smaller fixtures rather than fewer larger ones.
- It takes a fair amount of time (labor charges) to install them.
This problem is made even worse if you do not install air tight recessed lighting fixtures, as that increases your energy consumption for the rest of forever.
Here is an interesting thought experiment…. Would you cut a hole in the ceiling of your kitchen, then hang a heat source in that hole?
The reason I ask is when the recessed lights you install are NOT airtight, that is exactly what you’re doing. What happens then is the heat from the light warms the surround air, which rises through the hole into your attic. This creates a continuous “chimney effect” and you wind up paying for electricity to heat your attic.
The way you avoid this is to buy and installed airtight recessed lights.
- Go easy on the use of recessed lights.
- If you do install them, ensure you use AT (air tight) designated fixtures.
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