One of the exciting ways of celebrating the Christmas season is decorating your home with lights and ornaments. The holidays wouldn’t be fun without them hanging in your house. Unfortunately, this tradition also causes your utility bills to rise.
No worries—here are five amazing energy-saving tips this Christmas:
Turn Down the Thermostat
As humans, we continually emit heat from our bodies. So, after the guests have arrived at your home, it’s an excellent time to turn the thermostat a few degrees down. Make that gathering more lively and fun by doing activities that are engaging for everyone, because the more physically active you are, the warmer it feels.
Be Wise With Your Appliances
There are a few ideas that we’d like to share about electronic devices.
First, devices such as televisions, computers, and others for entertainment continually consume energy and drain your electricity if left plugged in after use. So, the next time you are finished using them, don’t forget to put them on power-saving mode or unplug them.
Next, electronic devices in your kitchen should be used efficiently to save energy and time. It is ideal to use your toaster or microwave for small cooking tasks and the oven for big cooking tasks. When baking, if you have bread that bakes at 350 degrees and a pie at 400 degrees—bake them both at the same time at 375 degrees.
Lastly, if you have plans on giving yourself a treat by buying a new appliance or sending a gift to your loved ones, choose Energy Star-rated heating products.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
Aside from energy-efficient appliances, another smart way to save energy over the holidays is upgrading to a new HVAC system. New models will not just help you save money; it also maximizes energy efficiency, improves air quality, and increases fire safety.
Once you have decided, feel free to contact us. Our team is looking forward to hearing from you!
At A-1 Heat & Air Conditioning, Inc., we are committed to helping you save money, whether it be through your system’s preventive maintenance or by recommending ideas to possibly save you up to 50% on your electric bill.