The holiday season is fast approaching. That means spending a little bit more to heat your home and make it nice and cozy on Christmas morning. Even though your holiday energy expenses may cost a little more, there are ways to effectively save some money and energy.
- Switch all your lights over to LED lights. They use up to 90 percent less electricity and are not very expensive.
- A fiber optic tree is a great way to save on your holiday energy expenses. They use one bulb at the bottom to light the entire tree.
- Wait until it is dark to turn any lights on. Make sure they are off before you go to bed too. Limiting usage to under six hours in a day will save you tons of energy.
- When your Christmas tree lights are on, turn off the light in the room. The light from the tree will provide plenty enough light to see in the room.
- Use candles instead of Christmas lights. They provide an aesthetic glow and use no energy.
- When you have guests, turn your thermostat down. Extra people means extra heat is given off.
- When buying gifts, do not buy gifts that use electricity of battery power. Both are expensive.
- Get rechargeable batteries. You only have to buy them once and they will last for much longer.
- Bake several of your dishes at the same time. The longer your oven is on, the more energy it uses.
- Use the smallest appliance possible. Microwaves and toasters are often Energy Star certified and will use less energy than turning on your oven.
- TVs, DVD players, computers, printers, radios, and clocks all use energy constantly. Unplug them before you go on vacation.
Holiday energy expenses can seem like a burden to many. It is a joyous time of year and there is no reason that your bills should bring you down. Contact us here at Aladdin Heating & Cooling for more more tips about saving on your holiday energy expenses. With more than 50 years of service, you are in good hands!
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