Remember these tips and tricks this coming holiday season to help you and your family be more energy efficient around the home. You can find additional ways to save energy by going to the energy center section on our website.
- Take Advantage of the Heat From the Sun
Open curtains during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home.
- Adjust the Temperature
Decreasing the temperature by one-degree can save up to 5% on heating costs. Try to keep the thermostat around 68 degrees during the winter.
- Keep the Oven Door Shut
Opening the oven door can be tempting while cooking that holiday meal but doing so can drop the oven temperature as much as 25 degrees, forcing it to use more energy. Use the oven window to check on the food instead.
- Use LED decorative lights.
LEDs consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different. Not only do LED holiday lights consume less electricity, they are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of fire.
- Install a Timer
Install a light timer for your decked out home. It can help lower your bill and to reduce energy consumption.