Energy Efficient Homes- The holidays are what bring the most joy and cheer to most. Whether it be Christmas lights, decorations, or a Christmas tree, you’re able of enjoying the holidays while saving on your energy bills.
For the holiday season, consider some of these tips to help save energy while having friends and family over.
- LED Lighting is becoming more and more popular instead of the incandescent lighting that has been used for years. What’s the significance about LED? LED uses up to 90% less of your electricity compared to the regular Christmas lighting. Although this type of lighting is more expensive, it will save you money in the long haul.
- Decorations that contain electric hookups and various elements can be the issue of your high energy bills. If you’re wanting to get green this holiday season, consider a fiber optic tree or wreath. Fiber optic décor uses a one bulb location to light up the whole thing! How neat! You will save energy and be smarter with your budget.
- Lights are the talk of the town during the holidays. Those lights are the Christmas lights hanging from your porch or rooftop, not the ones that are burning up more electricity inside. Remembering to turn off the lights or using a timer will help reduce the energy within your home this holiday season.
- Candles give off a great glow and light for the holidays. Between the various colors and scents, candles act as great decorations for your Christmas spirit. Rather than running the electric bill high this season, consider using candles to light smaller areas of your home by giving it a warmth sensation and aroma as well!
- Turning your thermostat down will enable your home to run more eco-friendly during the holidays. When you invite family and friends to gather in your home, consider turning the thermostat down. Having more people within your space will warm it up because of body heat. If you’re hosting guests overnight, try to use flannel sheets and more blankets for warmth instead of having your thermostat at a higher temperature.
- Baking can take up a lot of the energy inside of your home during the holidays. Between cookies and dishes, you’re bound to rack up a bill that’s more than what you’re used to paying. Try to bake several dishes at once at a constant temperature to save time and energy!
- Unplugging appliances and electronics when you’re not using them for a long period of time or when you’re leaving on vacation will eliminate energy waste. Consider unplugging TVs, DVD players, computers, printers, toaster ovens, and blenders when you’re not using them.
The holidays are about family and friends, not worrying about your holiday energy costs on your home. Enjoy the holiday season by being energy efficient!
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