There is no doubt that batteries have become a very important part of our daily lives. It seems to be costly each time we visit the store to buy them for our cameras (if we still use them), remotes, headphones etc... . For this reason, most people try different alternatives like buying rechargeable ones. Others find it hard to make the choice because it’s more expensive than the other at first. With all the electronics and gadgets we purchase, and the amount of disposable batteries many families use each month, it is a wise decision to consider switching from disposable to rechargeable batteries.
It is cost effective in the long run
Although a rechargeable battery might cost more than the disposable battery when buying at first, it might be discouraging but it will be worth it in the long run. Studies have shown that if people invest in rechargeable batteries, they are likely to save $100-200 per year as compared to their disposable counterparts. Further, rechargeable batteries will absolutely last longer than disposables, likely 500x longer! You can buy 500 more batteries or buy a rechargeable. Simple decision if you ask me!
Friendly to the environment
Unlike the disposable batteries, the rechargeables are friendlier to the environment since they can be recharged and reused many 100's of times, depending on the quality and brand. They produce less waste, making them less harmful to the environment. They are more efficient than the disposable ones because the energy used when recharging a battery is less and therefore the demand for electricity would be less and production of greenhouse gasses would likely be reduced.
Very convenient to use
Rechargeable batteries are very convenient to use and recharge because they is durable, reliable, efficient, and easy to use. However, since various designs and technologies continue to evolve, you can charge them conveniently with solar chargers, your outlets your laptop or PC or even in your car.
Rechargeable batteries are a great way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your trash buildup. If you want to take a step further, investing in a backup generator for your home is a great solution in the event you run out of power like many of us doe here in the Albany area. If you are considering any electrical upgrades or a backup generator
for your home or place of business, please consider McCauley Electrical, your local Albany electrician.