Keep Old Man Winter Out
At the North Pole, we love the cold temperatures but only outdoors. In the workshop, we like to stay cozy and warm. The elves helped me attach exterior door sweeps and added weather stripping around doors and windows to keep the cold drafts out.
Enjoy Cozy Savings
Set the thermostat to 68° or lower. Turn it down even more if you have a houseful of elves (well, for you, a house full of guests); they’ll generate lots of warmth.
Be a Little Grinchy
It’s okay to be a little grinchy… but only with your water heater. Setting the temperature to no higher than 120° will save about 4%-22% of energy annually. Take short showers and use the cold water cycle for laundry.
Deck the Halls
Use energy-efficient LED light bulbs for holiday and home lighting. And for little extra savings, set your holiday lights on a timer. However, leave the lights on for me on Christmas eve so I can find my way. Not to worry, though; I’ll turn them off before I leave so you don’t waste too much energy.
Mrs. Claus tries to use the microwave or a slow cooker when cooking some of those holiday treats for the elves. And when baking, she bakes more than one item at a time. Did you know that my favorite cookies are chocolate chip?
Don’t forget to check out the Energy Center tab at joemc.com and have FUN with the FREE Home Energy Calculators. You may be surprised how much that old refrigerator costs you to run! And remember, it’s not too late for me to put a new energy-efficient appliance under the tree. And check out the rebates Jones-Onslow offers to save a bit more.