The holiday season was traditionally celebrated over 12 days. You can enjoy lower energy bills with these 12 cost-saving tips.
Winter Energy Efficiency Tips
- Inspect windows and doors for leaks and seal them with caulk or weatherstripping.
- Light up your home for less by switching to energy-efficient LED holiday lights.
- Optimize savings and convenience by using timers to turn holiday lights on and off.
- Make handmade decorations, such as a wreath for your door, that don't use energy.
- Have your chimney and fireplace cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional.
- Give energy-saving gifts. LED bulbs and smart plugs make great stocking stuffers.
- Bake multiple batches of holiday cookies and pies at once to maximize energy use.
- Turn down the thermostat when holiday guests arrive. Those extra bodies mean free heat!
- After your holiday meal, scrape dishes instead of rinsing them, and run only full loads in the dish washing machine.
- Turn off your stereo or TV after listening to holiday music or re-watching those holiday movie classics.
- Taking a holiday trip? Turn off lights and equipment and set the thermostat to vacation mode.
- Some smart thermostats can change your home's temperature even if you're already away, just in case you forgot to change your temperature setting prior to leaving town.
- Start the new year by making a resolution to use energy more efficiently every day.
Date Published: Wednesday | November 30, 2022