Keep your home merry and bright—and save energy

 

The last thing you want to worry about over the holidays is your power bill.  But with a little planning, it’s easy to save energy—so you can enjoy the festivities, without fearing the added cost.

Here are our top five tips for saving energy this holiday season.

1.       Lower your thermostat

Planning a holiday feast for your loved ones? Remember to lower your thermostat before you start cooking. Your oven will pick up the slack! And a bonus? Hosting extra people in your home helps keep the room cozy—another reason to lower the heat.

2.       Get cooking

Baking is big over the holidays—and did you know that it takes the same amount of energy to heat up your oven for one dish, as it does for four? Multitask where you can and load up your oven.

3.       Choose LED holiday lights

LED lights use 90% less electricity than regular bulbs. Enjoy all the holiday glow, without the added cost.

4.       Set a timer

It’s easy to forget your outdoor lights when you head out for the day or turn in for the evening. By setting your lights on a timer, you never need to worry about remembering to flick the switch.  

5.        Let your tree shine

We’re all guilty of turning on more lights than we need—but why not let your tree light up the room? Hit the lights, enjoy the twinkle, and save energy while you’re at it. 

 


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